Scientific name Sardinella albella
|Similar Sardinella, Goldstripe sardinella, Sardinella melanura, Sardinella fimbriata, Sardinella sindensis|
Animal friends cat and dog
The white sardinella, (Sardinella albella), also known as Deep-bodied sardine, Perforated-scale sardine or Short-bodied sardine, is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Sardinella. It is an important food fish, which can be feed as dried, salted, or fresh forms.
It is distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific oceans from Madagascar, around India, Sri Lanka, and eastward to Indonesia, Taiwan and south to Papua New Guinea.
It is a small schooling fish found in depth of 20-50m. Maximum length do not exceed 21.5 cm. The fish has 13 to 21 dorsal soft rays and 12 to 23 anal soft rays. There is a dark spot at origin part of dorsal fin. It feeds on small planktons.