Pseudolabrus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: central Honshu to Okinawajima in Japan; South Korea, southern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Biology:  Retires under low rock ledges at night. Feeds mainly on small benthic organisms (small crustaceans, mollusks and polychaete worms, sponges, coral polyps). Hibernates in the sand in winter.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.02.95
Modified by: Palomares, Analyn D. - 05.03.98

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