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

Family:  Girellidae (Nibblers)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine, 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 (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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