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Scaled Sardine

Harengula jaguana


scaled sardines

Also known as pilchard and greenback.

  • Solid-color on back with dark streaks
  • Usually has a single small, dark spot at upper edge of gill cover
  • Sometimes one spot present on shoulder

Similar Species: Spanish sardine, S. aurita

Size: Up to 7 inches 


Coastal waters 


Popular baitfish that forms schools. Spawns offshore.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles