Hypoptychus dybowskii

Hypoptychus dybowskii

Hypoptychus dybowskii

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Chordata

Class:
Actinopterygii

Order:
Gasterosteiformes

Family:
Hypoptychidae

Genus:
Hypoptychus
Steindachner, 1880

Species:
H. dybowskii

Binomial name

Hypoptychus dybowskii
Steindachner, 1880

Hypoptychus dybowskii, the Japanese sandlance, is a species of hypoptychid fish found in shallow salt water off the coasts of Japan and Sakhalin (Russia) as well as possibly occurring in South Korea and China. It is a commercially important species where it occurs. This species grows to a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]
Like sticklebacks, it feeds on small invertebrates and fish larvae. Also like sticklebacks, it produces a sticky secretion from its kidneys when breeding. The parent uses the secretion to attach the eggs to sargassum.[2]
References[edit]

^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). “Hypoptychus dybowskii” in FishBase. October 2012 version.
^ Orr, J.W.; Pietsch, T.W. (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N., eds. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 172. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 

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