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Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis

(Ayu)

Overview

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9987 and 559). River forms live usually only one year whereas lake forms can live two or three years[2]. Reaches maturity at 30-40 cm[2]. Highly esteemed food fish . Marketed fresh and consumed fresh, fried and broiled[4].

Endangered

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in Danish:

Ayu

Common Names in English:

Ayu, Ayu Sweetfish, Ko-Ayu, Ryukyu Ayu-Fish, Sweet-Fish, Sweetfish

Common Names in Finnish:

Aju

Common Names in German:

Ayu

Common Names in Japanese:

Ayu

Common Names in Korean:

Un-O

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

Hai Tai Yú, Xiang Y

Common Names in Russian:

Aiyu

Description

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Habitat

Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 587 meters (0 to 1,926 feet).[5]

Biome: Marine .

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Plecoglossus altevalis (Temminck and Schlegel • Plecoglossus altivelis (Temminck and Schlegel • Salmo altivelis Temminck and Schlegel

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Plecoglossus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 3 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. altivelis (Ryukyu Ayu-Fish) · P. altivelis altivelis (Ayu) · P. altivelis ryukyuensis (Ryukyu Ayu-Fish)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Footnotes

  1. Yamada, U., S. Shirai, T. Irie, M. Tokimura, S. Deng, Y. Zheng, C. Li, Y.U. Kim and Y.S. Kim (1995). Names and Illustrations of Fishes from the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation, Tokyo, Japan. [back]
  2. Chyung, M.-K. (1977). The fishes of Korea. Il Ji Sa Publishing Co. Seoul, Korea. 727 p. [back]
  3. Adamicka, P. (1984). Der Ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis T. et S.), ein interessanter Vertreter der japanischen Fischfauna. Österreichs Fischerei 37:140-147. [back]
  4. Frimodt, C. (1995). Multilingual illustrated guide to the world's commercial warmwater fish. Fishing News Books, Osney Mead, Oxford, England. 215 p. [back]
  5. Mean = -140.370 meters (-460.531 feet), Standard Deviation = 513.730 based on 40 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-04-14