Silver-stripe round herring

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Silver-stripe round herring
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S. gracilis
Binomial name
Spratelloides gracilis
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

The silver-stripe round herring, slender sprat, or Kibinago minnow (Spratelloides gracilis) is a small, herring-like forage fish.[1] They are small fish used as fishing bait, especially in skipjack tuna-fishing. It is valued as food in Japan, where it is known as kibinago. These can be eaten raw, as sashimi, or cooked, as whitebait.[2]

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