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Sillago japonica Temminck and Schlegel, 1843
JAPANESE SILLAGO
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Sillaginidae  
 Genus Sillago  
  Sillago japonica    Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: Body elongate. Opercle with small sharp spine; lower part of preopercle horizontal. Snout long and conical. Mouth small, terminal; end of upper jaw sliding below preorbital bone. Teeth villiform, in broad bands; small teeth on roof of mouth restricted to anterior part of vomer, none on palatines. Two separate dorsal fins, first dorsal fin with XI spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 21 to 23 soft rays; anal fin with II slender spines and 22 to 24 soft rays. Cheek scales ctenoid. Lateral line with 70 to 73 scales. Vertebrae 14 + 8-10 + 9-11 (total 35). Swim bladder with anterior projecting extensions and a single posterior extension. Body is greenish gray above, the dorsal part of the head being the darker, and whitish below. Fins are mostly hyaline; the membrane between the first to the third dorsal fin spines with minute dark brown dots; the margins of the dorsal fin with a few dark brown spots; ccaudal fin with dark margins. 
Habitat: Occurs in bays on shallow sandy flats. Greatly esteemed for its delicate flavor. 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific, including Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Possibly to the Philippines. It is found in northwestern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility: Marketed mostly fresh.  
Name Code: 382628
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Sillago japonica Temminck & Schlegel , 1843

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)
Etymology: Sillago: From a locality in Australia .  More on authors: Temminck & Schlegel .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 6205 ).   Subtropical; 45°N - 21°N, 116°E - 149°E (Ref. 6205 )

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Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Possibly to the Philippines. Commonly misidentified as Sillago sihama .

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. ); common length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6205 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-23; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 22 - 24; Vertebrae : 35. Swim bladder with anterior projecting extensions and a single posterior extension. Body is greenish gray above, the dorsal part of the head being the darker, and whitish below. The fins are mostly hyaline; the membrane between the first to the third dorsal fin spines with minute dark brown dots; the margins of the dorsal fin with a few dark brown spots. The caudal fin with dark margins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in bays on shallow sandy flats. Maximum size is over 30 cm (Mark Donachy, pers. comm., 2001). Oviparous (Ref. 205 ). Greatly esteemed for its delicate flavor (Ref. 6205 ).

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McKay, R.J. , 1992. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 14. Sillaginid fishes of the world (family Sillaginidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the sillago, smelt or Indo-Pacific whiting species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(14):87p. (Ref. 6205 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 04 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: likely future use FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 16.1 - 25.4, mean 21.3 (based on 238 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00346 - 0.01003), b=3.08 (2.93 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.5   ±0.52 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Very high .

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