Poisson roseau du Japon

Japanese armorhead

  Cold and temperate sea fish

Japanese armorhead

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Japanese armorhead

Scientific name:
Pentaceros japonicus
Family:
Pentacerotidae
Class:
Actinopterygii
Phylum:
Chordata
Year of description:
Steindachner, 1883
IUCN Status:
Least Concern
Distribution:

West Pacific Ocean, southern Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Habitat:

Between 100 and 830 m, on the seamounts.

Size:

25 cm.

Diet:

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Japanese armorhead
 

The Japanese armorhead is called Tsubodai in Japanese.

Did you know?

Where can you find them?

The Japanese armorhead lives in Japanese waters; it is also found in the south of New Zealand and Australia and in the north-eastern waters of Taiwan.

How can you recognise them?

A small-scaled fish, the Japanese armorhead has a greyish-brown body with a lighter area on its belly. Younger fish have irregular dark markings on their bodies.

Where can I find it at Nausicaá?

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Japanese armorhead

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