Platyrhina hyugaensis in Japan
Point map (Platyrhina hyugaensis) | Occurrence records | Field guide | Gazetteer | Country Species Summary
Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance Ref.
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations Ref.
Freshwater No
Brackish No
Saltwater Yes
Live export
Bait No
Gamefish No
Abundance Ref.

Type locality, Miyazaki, Meitsu, MUFS 21609 (holotype of Platyrhina hyugaensis, 39.1 cm SL, male). According to local divers in Miyazaki, this species often occurs on very shallow sandy bottoms, at depths as shallow as ca. 1 m, in the summer season off the Nichinan Coast, Miyazaki. It is frequently captured by set net within a depth of ca. 50 m from early spring (March) to autumn (November). It was observed by a local fisherman and a fish merchant (pers.comm.), that this species was not included in almost daily set net catches (depth ca. 8-50 m) from November to March in 2007-2008 in northern Miyazaki (Kadokawa Bay) and southern Miyazaki (Meitsu, Nichinan Coast) which indicate that the species avoids lower sea temperatures in the winter season (Ref. 86259).

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