Scientific Name
Thryssa dussumieri  
Thryssa dussumieri杜氏稜鯷
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1848) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 杜氏稜鯷 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯷科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F095 Engraulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 杜氏稜鯷 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 杜氏劍鰶、突鼻仔、含西 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality No locality 
Synonyms Engraulis auratus, Engraulis dussumieri, Scutengraulis dussumieri, Thrissa dussumieri, Thrissocles dussumieri   
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)  Whitehead, P. J. P., G. J. Nelson etc. 1988 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List AMNH38191. ASIZP0059989. ASIZP0063677. ASIZP0068549. ASIZP0078280. ASIZP0078286. ASIZP0078831. ASIZP0078867. ASIZP0078896. ASIZP0079132. ASIZP0700332. ASIZP0700333. CAS28159. MTP0090. NMMBP00022. NMMBP00052. NMMBP01204. NMMBP01222. NMMBP01254. NMMBP02501. NMMBP02536. NMMBP02686. NMMBP02701. NMMBP03024. NMMBP03102. NMMBP05229. NTUM03579. NTUM03580. NTUM03635. NTUM03781. NTUM06600. NTUM06972.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Dussumier's anchovy; Dussumier's thryssa 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body compressed, belly with usually 15 or 16 (rarely 14) prepelvic and 6 to 9 (usually 7 or 8) postpelvic scutes; total number of scutes 21 to 24 (usually 22 or 23) keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Maxilla very long, reaching at least halfway along pectoral fin and to pelvic fin base in adults; first supra-maxilla absent; lower jaw slender. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 17 to 19 (rarely 20); with serrae on the inner edge in distinct clumps. Dorsal-fin origin slightly anterior to body midpoint. Anal fin relatively long, with iii unbranched and 29 to 37 (usually 31 to 35) branched fin rays, its origin just posterior to vertical through base of posteriormost dorsal-fin ray. A dark blotch behind upper part of gill opening, sometimes joined to dark saddle on nape.
habitats Presumably schooling, mostly inshore and perhaps tolerating estuarine conditions. Feeds on diatoms when young and prawn larvae, copepods and cypris when larger. 
Distribution Broadly distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific, from coasts of Pakistan, India, Myanmar and south of Penang; apparently not yet found in Gulf of Oman or the Persian Gulf; Malaysia, Indonesia north to Taiwan, no records from Papua N 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish meal, fish sauce, or fish balls.