Japanese gissu

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Pterothrissus gissu
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Albuliformes
Family: Albulidae
Genus: Pterothrissus
Hilgendorf, 1877
Species: P. gissu
Binomial name
Pterothrissus gissu
Hilgendorf, 1877

Pterothrissus gissu, also known as the Japanese gissu, is a species of fish in the family Albulidae.[3] The Japanese gissu is a rare fish that is distributed in deep water off northwest Pacific Ocean. This fish is known to pass through a leptocephalus larval stage, but only metamorphosed (after reaching the fully grown stage) specimens have been available.[4] This species is the only member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hidaka, K., Tsukamoto, Y. & Iwatsuki, Y. (2016): Nemoossis, a new genus for the eastern Atlantic long-fin bonefish Pterothrissus belloci Cadenat 1937 and a redescription of P. gissu Hilgendorf 1877 from the northwestern Pacific. Ichthyological Research, 64 (1): 45–53.
  2. ^ "Albulidae" (PDF). Deeplyfish- fishes of the world. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Froese, R.; Pauly, D. (2017). "Albulidae". FishBase version (02/2017). Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Tsukamoto, Y. (2002): Leptocephalus larvae of Pterothrissus gissu collected from the Kuroshio–Oyashio transition region of the western North Pacific, with comments on its metamorphosis. Ichthyological Research, 49 (3): 267-269.