Scientific Name
Konosirus punctatus  
Konosirus punctatus窩斑鰶
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 窩斑鰶 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑鰶 
Max Length 32 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁屏仔、油魚、海鯽仔 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Bays on coast of southwestern Japan 
Synonyms Chatoessus aquosus, Chatoessus punctatus, Clupanodon punctatus, Nealosa punctata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鱘形目;海鰱目;鯡形目及鼠鱚目(張, 2001)  Matsushita Katsumi etc. 1974 Takita, T. 1978 Takita, T. 1978 Whitehead, P. J. P. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 張世義 編著 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0060881. ASIZP0071552. ASIZP0074733. ASIZP0700370. FRIP01275. MTP0037. MTP0058. MTP0178. NMMBP01181. NMMBP01951. NMMBP04421. NMMBP04933. NMMBP05149. NMMSTP00947. NTMP0656. NTUM06274. NTUM06755. ROM71793.  
Common Name Spotted sardine; Dotted gizzard shad; Konoshiro gizzard shad; Gizzard shad 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately slender, moderately compressed, belly with 17 to 21 (usually 19 or 20) + 12 to 16 (usually 14 or 15), total 32 to 37 (usually 34 or 35) scutes; no pre-dorsal scutes. Snout projecting slightly; gill rakers of first gill arch at least 3/4 length of gill filaments. Vertebrae 46 to 51 (usually 49, also 48 or 51). A dark spot behind gill opening, followed by several lines of dark dots.
habitats Found off coasts and in bays, but migrating into shallower brackish water for breeding, at least in Ariake Sound (south Kyushu), where spawning takes place far up the Sound in April and May. Individuals apparently spawn twice or more during the season. 
Distribution Distributed in Indo-West Pacific from Sea of Japan north to Vladivostok on mainland; also Yellow Sea, including Gulf of Pohai and East China Sea south to Taiwan and Hong Kong. It found in western, southern and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, as bait, or made into fish balls or fish meals.