First Japanese records of Anguilla luzonensis (Osteichthyes: Anguilliformes: Anguillidae) glass eels from Okinawa-jima Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan

Tomohiro Kita, Kazuki Matsushige, Shunsuke Endo, Noritaka Mochioka, Katsunori Tachihara

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Abstract

Six specimens of Anguilla luzonensis Watanabe, Aoyama, and Tsukamoto, 2009 were collected from Okinawa-jima Island, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan. This species was previously known from Luzon Island, Mindanao Island and Taiwan. Therefore, the present specimens represent the first records of A. luzonensis from Japan and extend the northern distribution limit of the species. A new standard Japanese name, “Uguma-unagi”, is proposed for the species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalSpecies Diversity
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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