Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Atheriniformes  
 Family Atherinidae  
 Genus Hypoatherina  
  Hypoatherina valenciennei  (Bleeker, 1853) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Allanetta valencienneiAtherina bleekeriAtherina valencienneiAtherina valenciennesiAtherina valenciennesiiHaplocheilus argyrotaeniaHypoatherina bleekeriHypoatherina crenolepisPranesus valenciennei  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body moderately robust, subcylindrical, and slightly compressed. Free edge of premaxilla densely covered with minute shagreen denticles; teeth present on vomer, palatines, ectopterygoids. Ascending process of premaxilla moderately wide and long, lateral process short and wide at base. Gill rakers long and slender 20 to 26 on lower limb of first gill arch. First dorsal fin with IV to VII spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 8 to 10 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 10 to 13 soft rays. Body covered with weakly ctenoid scales; 43 to 46 midlateral scales; 5 or 6 scales in transverse rows along side of body. Predorsal scales 17 to 23; interdorsal scales 6 to 8. Anus 1 to 4 scales in front of tips of pelvic fins. Body blue-green above, whitish below, and with dark tip to snout; scales above midlateral band edged with black; fins clear but with small traces of pigment; head, eye, opercle, and preopercle silvery gold. 
Habitat: Found near the coast and the surface. Occurs in estuaries. Probably important as forage fish. Nothing is known of the biology of this fish. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-West Pacific including Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Viet Nam, Singapore, New Britain, Hermit Island Group, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Hong Kong, and as far north as Japan. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 380824
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