Goldstrip sardinella Sardinella gibbosa (Bleeker, 1849)
ID: Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-21; Anal spines: 0; Anal sof rays: 12 - 23. Total number scutes 32 to 34. Vertical striae on scales not meeting at center, numerous small perforations on hind part of scale. A golden mid-lateral line down flank; dorsal and caudal fin margins dusky; a dark spot at dorsal fin origin. Lower gill rakers 45 to 59 (at 6 to 17 cm standard length, not increasing with size of fish after 6 cm standard length).
Biology: Forms schools in coastal waters. Feeds on phytoplankton and zooplankton (crustacean and molluscan larvae). The diet is predominantly crustacean in the early stages and seems to change to a diet of crustaceans and phytoplankton with increase in length
Collection Information: Fish market