Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Engraulidae  
 Genus Thryssa  
  Thryssa chefuensis  (Günther, 1874) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Engraulis chefuensisEngraulis koreanusThrissa kammalensis  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 fairly compressed, Belly with 16 to 18 prepelvic and 9 or 10 postpelvic scutes; total number of scutes 22 to 25 keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Maxilla short, not reaching back beyond hind border of pre-operculum; first supra-maxilla long, at least half length of second. Teeth small or minute, not canine-like. gill rakers on first gill arch 26 to 32, with serrae not distinctly clumped. A dark blotch posterior to upper part of gill opening, usually joined to a dark saddle on nape. 
Habitat: Presumably marine, pelagic and schooling, but more data needed based on correct identifications. 
Distribution: Distributed in tropical water of Western Pacific, from Viet Nam to Korea. It is common in the northtern, western and southern parts Taiwan. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish meal, fish sauce, or fish balls. 
Name Code: 380981
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