Hypoptychus dybowskii

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Hypoptychus dybowskii
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Scientific classification
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Hypoptychus

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H. dybowskii
Binomial name
Hypoptychus dybowskii

Hypoptychus dybowskii, the Korean sandlance,[1] 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]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Hypoptychus dybowskii" in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  2. ^ 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.