Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Clupeidae  
 Genus Sardinella  
  Sardinella sindensis  (Day, 1878) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Clupea sindensisSardinella sidensisSardinella singdensis  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 moderately slender, depth usually 21 to 35% of standard length; abdomen with sharply-keeled prepelvic and postpelvic scutes ; total scutes 31 to 34. Vertical striae on scales not meeting at center, only a few small perforations on hind part of scale. Lower gill rakers 38-77. Pelvic fins with i unbranched and 7 branched soft rays. Body dorsum blue-green, flanks silvery; a dark spot at dorsal-fin origin; margins of dorsal and caudal fin dusky.  
Habitat: Forms schools in coastal waters. 
Distribution: Distributed in Indo-West Pacific From Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf and Bombay eastward to Indonesia, north to Taiwan. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and dried-salted. 
Name Code: 380969
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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