Salanx chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)
Chinese noodlefish
Salanx chinensis
photo by CAFS

 Family:  Salangidae (Icefishes or noodlefishes)
 Max. size:  16.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal, anadromous
 Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: temperate coast of China (Ref. 4537). Reported from Viet Nam (Ref. 44416).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal soft rays: 26-29. Slim and long body, straight in the back and stomach. Head looks like a triangle from the top. Smooth body without scale, only male has a line of thin scales (around 18) near the origin of the caudal fin. A line of black spots located along the side of the stomach, starting from the origin of the pectoral fin till the origin of the caudal fin. White opaque body (Ref. 33336).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 11.08.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.12.07
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.01.00

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