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Uranoscopus japonicus  Houttuyn, 1782

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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)
Etymology: Uranoscopus: Greek, ouranos = sky + Greek skopein = to watch (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina djupbottenlevande; djupintervall 250 - 300 m (Ref. 28016).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: southern Japan to the South China Sea except Ryukyu Islands.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 2272)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 4 - 6; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 13-15; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 13 - 15; Ryggkotor: 26. Lower edge of preopercle with 3 spines, very rarely to be more. Labial fimbriae simple and poorly developed. Posterior nostril slitlike. Dorsoposterior margin of pectoral fin slightly concave; pectoral and caudal fins pale yellow in fresh specimens. Fifth proximal anal pterygiophore (the first to follow a complete haemal spine) usually inserts between the haemal spines of 13th and 14th vertebrae (Ref. 11439).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Found near shore, down to 260 m, on sand and sandy mud bottoms (Ref. 11230). Spend a large part of their time buried in the mud or sand with only their eyes and a portion of the mouth protruding (Ref. 4716). Cleithral spine with venom gland (Ref. 57406).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4716)




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