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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Atheriniformes  
 Family Atherinidae  
 Genus Hypoatherina  
  Hypoatherina woodwardi  (Jordan & Starks, 1901) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Allanetta crenolepisAllanetta woodwardiAtherina woodwardidetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body moderately robust, subcylindrical, and slightly compressed. Free edge of premaxilla densely covered with minute shagreen denticles; teeth present on vomer, palatines, ectopterygoids. Ascending process of premaxilla moderately wide and long, lateral process short and wide at base. First dorsal fin with V to VI spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 8 to 10 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 10 to 13 soft rays. Body covered with cycloid scales; 39 to 41 midlateral scales. Anus near posterior end of pelvic fins. Body blue-green above, whitish below, and with dark tip to snout; scales above midlateral band edged with black; fins clear but with small traces of pigment; head, eye, opercle, and preopercle silvery gold.  
Habitat: Forms schools near the surface of inshore waters. Feeds on zooplankton. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Northwest Pacific including Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands. It is found in southern, northern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 380825
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