Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Engraulidae  
 Genus Thryssa  
  Thryssa setirostris  (Broussonet, 1782) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Clupea mystacinaClupea seticornisClupea setirostrisEngraulis setirostrisScutengraulis setirostrisThrissa setirostrisThrissocles setirostrisThryssa macrognathos  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, snout bluntly rounded; abdomen with 16 to 18 prepelvic and 9 or 10 postpelvic scutes; total 25 to 28 scutes. Maxilla very long (increasing with size of fish), reaching posteriorly at least to tip of pectoral fins, usually to pelvic-fin base, or even to anal-fin origin. Teeth small or minute, not canine-like. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 10 to 12. Head with gold tints over pale blue; body silver white, bluish grey above; a diffuse patch of horizontal wavy grey or charcoal lines on shoulder posterior to upper part of gill opening; dorsal and caudal fins dusky to deep yellow, borders charcoal; anal fin deep yellow or white; pectoral and pelvic fins pale yellow. 
Habitat: Presumably schooling occurring mostly close inshore and entering bays and estuaries. Feeds mainly on crustaceans (amphipods, zoae larvae, Acetes). 
Distribution: Commonly distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific from Gulf of Oman south to Port Alfred, no records from the Red Sea and Madagascar; coasts of Pakistan, India, probably Burma; Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines to Taiwan; 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish meal, fish sauce, or fish balls. 
Name Code: 380985
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