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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Clupeidae  
 Genus Amblygaster  
  Amblygaster sirm  (Walbaum, 1792) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Ambligaster sirmClupea harengus sirmClupea pinguisClupea sirmSardinella leiogastroidesSardinella sirmSardinops dakini  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 slender, subcylindrical lindrical, abdomen rather rounded with 16 to 18 (mostly 17) prepelvic and 13 to 15 (mostly 14) postpelvic scutes; scutes not prominent; pelvic scute with ascending arms. Upper jaw rounded without distinct median notch or cleft. Two supramaxillae present; second supramaxilla symmetrical. Opercle smooth, without bony striae. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 33 to 43. Pelvic-fin insertion about equal with point between vertical through bases of sixth to tenth dorsal-fin rays. Body dorsum darkly coloured blue-green, flanks silvery; lower head gold, and usually with a lateral series of 10 to 20 dark bluish gold spots dorsaly and caudal fins dusky yellow and other fins pale. 
Habitat: A schooling species occurring in coastal waters and lagoons. Feeds mainly on copepods, nauplii and zoea larvae, larval bivalves and gastropods. 
Distribution: Widespread in tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and Madagascar to Indonesia, Gulf of Thailand, New Guinea, and the Philippines; north to Taiwan and Okinawa; south to New Guinea, the Arafura Sea, northern Australia, and Fiji.. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, boiled, or made into fish balls. Used as bait in the tuna fishery. 
Name Code: 380950
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