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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Engraulidae  
 Genus Thryssa  
  Thryssa kammalensis  (Bleeker, 1849) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Engraulis kammalensisEngraulis rhinorhynchosEngraulis rhinorhyncosScutengraulis kammalensisThrissocles kammalensisThryssa kammanensis  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 compressed, abdomen with 15 or 16 (rarely 17) prepelvic and 8 or 9 (rarely 7) postpelvic scutes; total number of scutes 23 to 25 (rarely 22 or 26). Maxilla moderate, reaching posteriorly just to gill opening or slightly beyond in large fishes. Teeth small or minute, not canine-like. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 26 to 32 (usually 29 or more). A prominent but diffuse dark saddle on nape. 
Habitat: Presumably schooling and occurring mostly inshore. Principle prey items may be prawns and copepods, supplemented by polychaetes and amphipods. 
Distribution: Distributed in coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific from Penang and Andaman coast of Thailand and southern Thailand to Singapore, southern Kalimantan, Java, Sulawesi, mainland china and Taiwan. It is common in western Taiwan and Pescadores. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish meal, fish sauce, or fish balls. 
Name Code: 380984
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