Scientific Name
Sillago microps  
Sillago microps小眼沙鮻
by: ©The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Author McKay, 1985 Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 小眼沙鮻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 沙鮻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F354 Sillaginidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 小眼鱚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙腸仔、kiss 魚 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Taipei market, Taiwan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2003)  McKay, R.J. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List USNM00208326Holotype. USNM00208327Paratype.  
Common Name Small-eyed sillago 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate. Eyes small, 14 - 16% of head length. 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 19 soft rays; anal fin with II slender spines and 19 soft rays. Cheek scales cycloid. Lateral line with 68 or 69 scales. Vertebrae 13 + 5 + 16 (total 34). ead and body pale sandy brown to light fawn; belly is paler; no wide distinct silvery lateral band; peritoneum is black-brown. Fins are hyaline.
habitats Occurs in inshore coastal waters.  
Distribution Known only found in northern Taiwan. This new species is known only from the holotype and one paratype from Taiwan, collected with two specimens of Sillago parvisquamis, and one specimen of Sillago sihama
Utility It is very rare.