Japanese soldierfish

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Japanese soldierfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Holocentridae
Genus: Ostichthys
Species: O. japonicus
Binomial name
Ostichthys japonicus

The Japanese soldierfish (Ostichthys japonicus), known also as brocade perch, is a soldierfish species belonging to the family Holocentridae.

It is found in the West Pacific, from southern Japan to the Andaman Islands, and near Australia. It is also known from Fiji and Tuvalu.[3]

In Japan, it is known as ebisu dai (恵比寿 鯛).


  1. ^ Williams, I.; Greenfield, D. (2016). "Ostichthys japonicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T67899690A67906247. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T67899690A67906247.en. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ Ostichthys japonicus - The Taxonomicon
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Ostichthys japonicus " in FishBase. July 2006 version.

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