Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Engraulidae  
 Genus Stolephorus  
  Stolephorus insularis  Hardenberg, 1933 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Anchoviella baganensisStolephorus baweanensisStolephorus insularis baweanensisStolephorus insularis oceanicusStolephorus macrops  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 somewhat compressed, abdomen with 4 to 8 (usually 6 or 7) small needle-like scutes; a small pre-dorsal spine in some specimens. Maxilla tip pointed, reaching to or beyond hind border of pre-operculum, the latter concave, indented near maxilla tip. Fine teeth on upper edge of hyoid bones. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 21 to 28 (usually 23 to 27). Anal fin short, usually with iii unbranched and 14 to 17 branched fin rays, its origin about equal with vertical through middle of dorsal-fin base. Pelvic-fin tips reaching posteriorly to a point equal with vertical through or slightly anterior to dorsal-fin origin. Scales moderate, about 36 to 38 in lateral series. A double pigment line on back behind dorsal fin; tail deep yellow. 
Habitat: A schooling species occurring in coastal waters. 
Distribution: Very widespread in western Pacific (Gulf of Thailand eastward to Hong Kong, northern and northeastern coasts of Australia south to Mackenzie Island, Queensland; north to Caroline Islands and Mariana Islands, south to New Caledonia, and further east to Sam 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish meal, fish sauce, or fish balls. 
Name Code: 380980
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