Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Atheriniformes  
 Family Atherinidae  
 Genus Hypoatherina  
  Hypoatherina tsurugae  (Jordan & Starks, 1901) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Atherina tsurugae  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body fusiform. No shagreen denticles on external surfaces of jaws. Lower jaw highly elevated posteriorly. Fine teeth on dentary and premaxilla. Premaxilla extending to vertical through anterior margin of orbit. First dorsal fin with VI to VIII spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 8 to 11 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 10 to 13 soft rays. Body scales large, covered with cycloid scales; 43 to 47 midlateral scales. Anus just below first dorsal fin. Body blue-green above, whitish below; a silvery midlateral band with dots below it; Fins clear or dusky, pectoral fins frequently with dark blotch. 
Habitat: Forms schools near the surface of inshore waters. Feeds on zooplankton. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Northwest Pacific including northern Taiwan, southern Japan and the Korean Peninsula. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 380823
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