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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Clupeidae  
 Genus Sardinella  
  Sardinella zunasi  (Bleeker, 1854) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Clupea bulanClupea sundaicaClupea zunasiHarengula bulanHarengula perforataHarengula zunashiHarengula zunasiKowala lautaSardinella bulanSardinella perforataSardinella zunasis 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 24 to 33% of standard length; abdomen with sharply-keeled prepelvic and postpelvic scutes ; total scutes 29 to 32. Vertical striae on scales overlapping or continuous (discontinuous in S. fimbriata and S. albella), only a few small perforations on hind part of scale. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 42-58(usually less 55). Pelvic fins with i unbranched and 7 branched soft rays. Body dorsum blue-green, flanks silvery; no dark spot at dorsal-fin origin. 
Habitat: Found near shore, including semi-enclosed sea areas, on sandy mud bottom. Forms schools in coastal waters. 
Distribution: Western Pacific from southern coasts of Japan south to about Taiwan. It found in western and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted. 
Name Code: 380970
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