Scientific Name
Sillago japonica  
Sillago japonica日本沙鮻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 日本沙鮻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 沙鮻科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F354 Sillaginidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 少鱗鱚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙腸仔、kiss魚、沙燙仔、沙鑽(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Sillago sihama   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Ueno, M etc. 1954 Palekar, V.C. etc. 1960 Kakuda, S. 1970 Lee, S.C. 李信徹 1976 朱元鼎 編 1984 Yu, T.C. etc. 1985 Gunn, J.S. etc. 1985 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055811. ASIZP0061719. ASIZP0061953. ASIZP0061969. ASIZP0062673. ASIZP0064820. ASIZP0065829. ASIZP0066210. ASIZP0073404. ASIZP0075334. ASIZP0075638. ASIZP0075746. ASIZP0075788. ASIZP0075793. ASIZP0075831. ASIZP0076148. ASIZP0076211. ASIZP0076260. ASIZP0076323. ASIZP0076324. ASIZP0076388. ASIZP0076456. ASIZP0076472. ASIZP0076482. ASIZP0076492. ASIZP0076507. ASIZP0076523. ASIZP0077814. ASIZP0077824. ASIZP0077850. ASIZP0077888. ASIZP0077924. ASIZP0077963. ASIZP0078017. ASIZP0078085. ASIZP0078094. ASIZP0078122. ...List all 63 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Japanese sillago 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate. Opercle with small sharp spine; lower part of preopercle horizontal. Snout long and conical. Mouth small, terminal; end of upper jaw sliding below preorbital bone. Teeth villiform, in broad bands; small teeth on roof of mouth restricted to anterior part of vomer, none on palatines. Two separate dorsal fins, first dorsal fin with XI spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 21 to 23 soft rays; anal fin with II slender spines and 22 to 24 soft rays. Cheek scales ctenoid. Lateral line with 70 to 73 scales. Vertebrae 14 + 8-10 + 9-11 (total 35). Swim bladder with anterior projecting extensions and a single posterior extension. Body is greenish gray above, the dorsal part of the head being the darker, and whitish below. Fins are mostly hyaline; the membrane between the first to the third dorsal fin spines with minute dark brown dots; the margins of the dorsal fin with a few dark brown spots; ccaudal fin with dark margins.
habitats Occurs in bays on shallow sandy flats. Greatly esteemed for its delicate flavor. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific, including Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Possibly to the Philippines. It is found in northwestern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh.