Scientific Name
Sillago parvisquamis  
Sillago parvisquamis小鱗沙鮻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Gill, 1861 Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 小鱗沙鮻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 沙鮻科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F354 Sillaginidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 細鱗鱚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙腸仔、kiss 魚、牛鮻 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Kanagawa, near Yokohama, Tokyo Bay, Japan 
Synonyms Sillago sihama   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2003)  Gill, T. N. 1861 Ueno, M etc. 1954 Palekar, V.C. etc. 1960 Kakuda, S. 1970 Lee, S.C. 李信徹 1976 Gunn, J.S. etc. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Kim, I.S. etc. 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0055809. ASIZP0059465. USNM00177416.  
Common Name Small-scale 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 XII to XIII spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 20 to 22 soft rays; anal fin with II slender spines and 22 to 24 soft rays. Cheek scales ctenoid. Lateral line with 78 to 84 scales. Vertebrae 16 + 5-6+ 17-19 (total 38-40). Swim bladder with two posterior extensions. Body is pale brown to dull brown above, lighter below; a faint mid-lateral stripe usually present; dorsal fins dusky terminally with five or six rows of dusky spots on second dorsal fin membranes, other fins hyaline.
habitats Found in tidal flats in the estuary zone near large rivers. Fishery is declining possibly due to habitat alteration by reclamation and pollution. The flesh is firm and well accepted in Japan. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific, including southern Japan and Taiwan. It is found in western Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh.