|Konosirus punctatus (image from the Siebold collection 1823-1829)|
D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1900
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Konosirus punctatus is a species of fish in the family Clupeidae, the herrings and sardines. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Konosirus. Its common names include dotted gizzard shad, konoshiro gizzard shad, and spotted sardine. It is native to the northwestern Pacific Ocean, where it occurs along the Asian coastline.
This fish is usually up to 25 centimeters long, with the maximum recorded length 32 centimeters. It has a somewhat compressed body and a slightly projecting snout. There is a dark spot behind the gills, with several lines of dark dots next to it.
Known as "Jeon-eo", 전어, in Korea, these fish are a seasonal specialty and consumed in a wide variety of ways including raw, grilled, dried, etc. There are several "Jeon-eo" regional festivals in fall which attract a large crowds. "Konosirus puntatus" is also an important consumed fish in China, Japan, India and Polynesia.
-  - City of Bosung's Shad Festival
-  - City of Hadong's Shad Festival
-  - Sumjin River Festival
-  - City of Sacheon Shad Festival
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