Japanese velvetfish

Characteristics

  • Usually occurs singly.
  • Often stays motionless atop substrate.

Description

  • Body dark brown to orange, mottled and covered with velvety prickles. Well camouflaged.
  • Body laterally compressed.

Common Name: Japanese velvetfish

Family Common Name: Velvetfishes

Scientific Name: Paraploactis kagoshimensis___(Ishikawa, 1904)

Maximum Length: 12 cm (Total Length)