Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Clupeidae
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Dorosomatinae
Etymology: Sardinella: Latin and Greek, sarda = sardine; name related to the island of Sardinia; diminutive (Ref. 45335); pacifica: Named for the Pacific Ocean (distribution of this species) to distinguish it from the Indian Ocean species (Sardinella fimbriata).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119726)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 21. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: caudal fin with black posterior margin; lateral body scales with centrally discontinuous vertical striae, and few perforations and pores posteriorly; lateral scales in longitudinal series 38-41 (modally 38); deciduous body scales; dorsal-fin origin black spot; pelvic fin with one unbranched and seven branched rays; gill rakers on first gill arch 40-53 + 71-84 = 112-137, on 2nd gill arch 40-56 + 70-94 = 112-148, on 3rd gill arch 37-52 + 57-75 = 95-127; on 4th gill arch 31-43 + 44-63 = 78-106; gill rakers on hind face of 3rd gill arch 30-43; scutes on ventral edge of body 17 or 18 (18) + 12 or 13 (13) = 29-31 (30) ; A 18-21 (20) rays; lower jaw rather short, 10.4-11.6% of SL (Ref. 119726).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hata, H. and H. Motomura, 2019. A new species of sardine, Sardinella pacifica from the Philippines (Teleostei, Clupeiformes, Clupeidae). ZooKeys 829:75-83. (Ref. 119726)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00193 - 0.01305), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .