Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Clupeidae  
 Genus Sardinella  
  Sardinella lemuru  Bleeker, 1853 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Amblygaster posterusClupea nymphaeaHarengula nymphaeaSardinella alleciaSardinella auritaSardinella longicepsSardinella samarensis  details
Citation: 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)
Character: Body elongate, subcylindrical, depth less than 30% of standard length, abdomenrounded; abdomen keeled with prepelvic and postpelvic scutes ; total number of scutes 32 to 35. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 77 to 188. Pelvic fins with i unbranched and 8 branched soft rays. Vertical striae on scales discontinuous not meeting at centre, without small perforations on posterior part of scale. Body no dark spot at dorsal-fin origin; a faint golden spot behind gill opening, followed by a faint golden midlateral line; also with a distinct black spot at posterior border of gill cover. 
Habitat: Forms large schools in coastal waters, particularly in the Bali Strait upwelling. Found in sheltered bays and lagoons. Feeds on phytoplankton and zooplankton, chiefly copepods. 
Distribution: Distributed in Indo-West Pacific from Phuket, Thailand, southern coasts of Java and Bali to Western Australia, north to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and southern Japan. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, as bait, or made into fish meals.  
Name Code: 380967
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