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Pentaceros japonicus

(Pentaceros japonicus)

Description

Pentaceros japonicus, the Japanese armorhead or Japanese boarfish, is a species of armorhead native to the western Pacific Ocean from southern Japan south to New Zealand and Australia. It occurs at depths from 100 to 830 m (330 to 2,720 ft). It can reach a length of 25 cm (9.8 in). It is a commercially important species and can be found in the aquarium trade.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pentacerotidae
Genus:Pentaceros
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