Girella punctata Gray, 1835
Girella punctata
photo by Shiina, M.

Family:  Kyphosidae (Sea chubs), subfamily: Girellinae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Hokkaido southward (except the Ryukyu Islands) to Japan, Taiwan and the East China Sea.
Biology:  Inhabits rocky reefs in coastal areas (Ref. 9137). Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 17.11.92
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.11.02

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