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Oriental Butterflyfish Chouchouo Chaetodon AuripesTanegashima Fish

These are all of the fish we actually caught since moving to Tanegashima. We tried most of them and, aside for a few, they were pretty good to eat.

Picture - The Oriental Butterflyfish, probably the most colorful fish we caught so far. This fish is definitely more suited for an aquarium than the dinner table.
Fish We Caught on Tanegashima
Barcheek Trevally Indokaiwari Carangoides PlagiotaeniaBarcheek Trevally

Japanese Name(s) - インドカイワリ (Indokaiwari)

Scientific name - Carangoides plagiotaenia

Resources

FishBase - Barcheek trevally - FishBase entry about the Barcheek Trevally fish.
Wikipedia - Barcheek trevally - General information about the Barcheek Trevally fish.
Zukan - インドカイワリ - More information about the Barcheek Trevally fish, インドカイワリ (Indokaiwari), Japanese (日本語) site.
Barred Knifejaw Ishidai Oplegnathus FasciatusBarred Knifejaw

Japanese Name(s) - イシダイ (Ishidai)

Scientific name - Oplegnathus fasciatus

Resources

FishBase - Barred knifejaw - FishBase entry about the Barred knifejaw fish.
Wikipedia - Striped beakfish - General information about the Barred knifejaw fish.
Wikipedia - イシダイ - General information about the Barred knifejaw fish, イシダイ (Ishidai), Japanese (日本語) page.
Bigeye Trevally Gingameaji Caranx SexfasciatusBigeye Trevally

Japanese Name(s) - ギンガメアジ (Gingameaji)

Scientific name - Caranx sexfasciatus

Resources

FishBase - Bigeye trevally - FishBase entry about the Bigeye trevally fish.
GoodFishBadFish - Trevally - General information along with preparation and cooking tips for trevally fish.
Wikipedia - Bigeye trevally - General information about the Bigeye trevally fish.
Wikipedia - ギンガメアジ - General information about the Bigeye trevally fish, ギンガメアジ (Gingameaji), Japanese (日本語) page.
Blackhead Seabream Kurodai Acanthopagrus SchlegeliiBlackhead Seabream

Japanese Name(s) - クロダイ (Kurodai)

Scientific name - Acanthopagrus schlegelii

Resources

FishBase - Blackhead seabream - FishBase entry about the Blackhead seabream fish.
Wikipedia - Blackhead seabream - General information about Blackhead seabream fish.
Wikipedia - クロダイ - General information about the Blackhead seabream fish, クロダイ (Kurodai), Japanese (日本語) page.
Blackspot Sergeant Shimasuzumedai Abudefduf SordidusBlackspot Sergeant

Japanese Name(s) - シマスズメダイ (Shimasuzumedai)

Scientific name - Abudefduf sordidus

Resources

FishBase - Blackspot sergeant - FishBase entry about the Blackspot sergeant fish.
Zukan - シマスズメダイ - More information about the Blackspot sergeant fish, シマスズメダイ (Shimasuzumedai), Japanese (日本語) site.
Black Stripe Sweeper Minamihatanpo Pempheris SchwenkiiBlack-Stripe Sweeper

Japanese Name(s) - ミナミハタンポ (Minamihatanpo)

Scientific name - Pempheris schwenkii

Resources

FishBase - Black-stripe sweeper - FishBase entry about the Black-stripe sweeper fish.
Zukan - ミナミハタンポ - More information about the Black-stripe sweeper fish, Japanese (日本語) site.
Zukan-Bouz - ミナミハタンポ - Even more information about the Black-stripe sweeper fish, Japanese (日本語) site.
Kagiken (Science and Technology Institute) - A lot of information about the Black-stripe sweeper fish, Japanese (日本語) site.
Brassy Chub Isuzumi Kyphosus VaigiensisBrassy Chub

Japanese Name(s) - イスズミ (Isuzumi)

Scientific name - Kyphosus vaigiensis

Resources

FishBase - Brassy chub - FishBase entry about the Brassy chub fish.
Wikipedia - イスズミ - General information about the Brassy chub fish, イスズミ (Isuzumi), Japanese (日本語) page.
Zukan - イスズミ - More information about the Brassy chub fish, イスズミ (Isuzumi), Japanese (日本語) site.
Eeltail Catfish Gonzui Plotosus JaponicusEeltail Catfish

Japanese Name(s) - ゴンズイ (Gonzui)

Scientific name - Plotosus japonicus

Resources

FishBase - Eeltail catfish - FishBase entry about the Eeltail Catfish.
Wikipedia - Eeltail catfish - General information about the Eeltail Catfish.
Zukan - ゴンズイ - More information about the Eeltail catfish, ゴンズイ (Gonzui), Japanese (日本語) site.
False Kelpfish Kasago Sebastiscus MarmoratusFalse Kelpfish

Japanese Name(s) - カサゴ (Kasago), ガシラ (Gashira - Kansai area)

Scientific name - Sebastiscus marmoratus

Resources

FishBase - False kelpfish - FishBase entry about the False Kelpfish fish.
Wikipedia - カサゴ - General information about the False Kelpfish fish, カサゴ (Kasago), Japanese (日本語) page.
Flathead Grey Mullet Bora Mugil CephalusFlathead Grey Mullet

Japanese Name(s) - ボラ (Bora)

Scientific name - Mugil cephalus

Resources

FishBase - Flathead grey mullet - FishBase entry about the Flathead grey mullet fish.
Wikipedia - Flathead grey mullet - General information about Flathead grey mullet fish.
Wikipedia - Mullet - General information about Mullet fish.
Wikipedia - ボラ - General information about the Flathead grey mullet fish, ボラ (Bora), Japanese (日本語) page.
Girella Leonina Kuromejina Girella LeoninaGirella Leonina

Japanese Name(s) - クロメジナ (Kuromejina)

Scientific name - Girella leonina

Resources

FishBase - Girella Leonina - FishBase entry about the Girella Leonina fish.
Wikipedia - Girella - General information about the Girella fish.
Wikipedia - メジナ - General information about the Girella leonina fish, クロメジナ (Kuromejina), Japanese (日本語) page.
Zukan - クロメジナ - More information about the Girella Leonina fish, クロメジナ (Kuromejina), Japanese (日本語) site.
Gracile Lizardfish Madaraeso Saurida GracilisGracile Lizardfish

Japanese Name(s) - マダラエソ (Madaraeso)

Scientific name - Saurida gracilis

Resources

FishBase - Gracile lizardfish - FishBase entry about the Gracile lizardfish.
Wikipedia - Gracile lizardfish - General information about Gracile lizardfish.
Zukan - マダラエソ - More information about the Gracile lizardfish, マダラエソ (Madaraeso), Japanese (日本語) site.
Half Lined Cardinal Nenbutsudai Apogon SemilineatusHalf Lined Cardinal

Japanese Name(s) - ネンブツダイ (Nenbutsudai)

Scientific name - Apogon semilineatus

Resources

FishBase - Half-lined cardinal - FishBase entry about the Half-lined cardinal fish.
Wikipedia - ネンブツダイ - General information about the Half-lined cardinal fish, ネンブツダイ (Nenbutsudai), Japanese (日本語) site.
Indian Goatfish Kobanhimeji Parupeneus IndicusIndian Goatfish

Japanese Name(s) - コバンヒメジ (Kobanhimeji)

Scientific name - Parupeneus indicus

Resources

FishBase - Indian goatfish - FishBase entry about the Indian goatfish.
Wikipedia - Goatfish - General information about Goatfish.
Wikipedia - Parupeneus - General information about Parupeneus.
Clove Garden - Goatfish - More information about the Indian goatfish including cooking methods.
Sea Friends - Goatfish - More information about Goatfish.
Sea-Ex - Goatfish - General information about Goatfish.
Zukan - コバンヒメジ - More information about the Black-stripe sweeper fish, コバンヒメジ (Kobanhimeji), Japanese (日本語) site.
Zukan-Bouz - コバンヒメジ - Even more information about the Black-stripe sweeper fish, コバンヒメジ (Kobanhimeji), Japanese (日本語) site.
Indo Pacific Sergeant Oyabitcha Abudefduf VaigiensisIndo-Pacific Sergeant

Japanese Name(s) - オヤビッチャ (Oyabitcha)

Scientific name - Abudefduf vaigiensis

Resources

FishBase - Indo-Pacific sergeant - FishBase entry about the Indo-Pacific sergeant fish.
FishBase - Sergeant major - FishBase entry about the Sergeant major fish, a closely related fish.
Wikipedia - Indo-Pacific sergeant - General information about the Indo-Pacific sergeant fish.
Wikipedia - Sergeant major - General information about the Sergeant major fish, a closely related fish.
Wikipedia - オヤビッチャ - General information about the Indo-Pacific sergeant fish, オヤビッチャ (Oyabitcha), Japanese (日本語) page.
Japanese Gregory Sedakasuzumedai Stegastes AltusJapanese Gregory

Japanese Name(s) - セダカスズメダイ (Sedakasuzumedai)

Scientific name - Stegastes altus

Resources

FishBase - Japanese gregory - FishBase entry about the Japanese gregory fish.
Wikipedia - Japanese gregory - General information about Japanese gregory fish.
Zukan - セダカスズメダイ - More information about the Japanese gregory, セダカスズメダイ (Sedakasuzumedai), Japanese (日本語) site.
Japanese Jack Mackerel Maaji Trachurus JaponicusJapanese Jack Mackerel

Japanese Name(s) - マアジ (Maaji)

Scientific name - Trachurus japonicus

Resources

FishBase - Japanese Jack mackerel - FishBase entry about the Japanese Jack mackerel fish.
Wikipedia - Japanese horse mackerel - General information about Japanese horse mackerel fish.
Wikipedia - Trachurus - General information about Trachurus.
Wikipedia - マアジ - General information about the Japanese Jack mackerel fish, マアジ (Maaji), Japanese (日本語) page.
Large Toothed Cardinalfish Ryuukyuuyaraiishimochi Cheilodipterus MacrodonLarge Toothed Cardinalfish

Japanese Name(s) - リュウキュウヤライイシモチ (Ryuukyuuyaraiishimochi)

Scientific name - Cheilodipterus macrodon

Resources

FishBase - Large toothed cardinalfish - FishBase entry about the Large toothed cardinalfish.
Wikipedia - Large toothed cardinalfish - General information about Large toothed cardinalfish.
Zukan - リュウキュウヤライイシモチ - More information about the Large toothed cardinalfish, リュウキュウヤライイシモチ (Ryuukyuuyaraiishimochi), Japanese (日本語) site.
North Pacific Squirrelfish Ittoudai Sargocentron SpinosissimumNorth Pacific Squirrelfish

Japanese Name(s) - イットウダイ (Ittoudai), コンペントオ (Konpentoo - Kansai area)

Scientific name - Sargocentron spinosissimum

Resources

FishBase - North Pacific squirrelfish - FishBase entry about the North Pacific Squirrelfish.
Wikipedia - Sargocentron - General information about Sargocentron fish.
Wikipedia - イットウダイ - General information about the North Pacific Squirrelfish, イットウダイ (Ittoudai), Japanese (日本語) page.
Oriental Butterflyfish Chouchouo Chaetodon AuripesOriental Butterflyfish

Japanese Name(s) - チョウチョウウオ (Chouchouo)

Scientific name - Chaetodon auripes

Resources

FishBase - Oriental butterflyfish - FishBase entry about the Oriental butterflyfish.
Wikipedia - Oriental butterflyfish - General information about Oriental butterflyfish.
Wikipedia - チョウチョウウオ - General information about the Oriental butterflyfish, チョウチョウウオ (Chouchouo), Japanese (日本語) page.
Painted Sweetlips Korodai Diagramma PictumPainted Sweetlips

Japanese Name(s) - コロダイ (Korodai)

Scientific name - Diagramma pictum

Resources

FishBase - Painted sweetlips - FishBase entry about the Painted sweetlips fish.
Wikipedia - Painted sweetlips - General information about Painted sweetlips fish.
Zukan - コロダイ - More information about the Painted sweetlips fish, コロダイ (Korodai), Japanese (日本語) site.
Russells Snapper Kurohoshifuedai Lutjanus RusselliiRussell's Snapper

Japanese Name(s) - クロホシフエダイ (Kurohoshifuedai)

Scientific name - Lutjanus russellii

Resources

FishBase - Russell's snapper - FishBase entry about the Russell's snapper fish.
Wikipedia - Lutjanidae - General information about Lutjanidae.
Zukan - クロホシフエダイ - More information about the Russell's snapper fish, クロホシフエダイ (Kurohoshifuedai), Japanese (日本語) site.
Spotted Knifejaw Ishigakidai Oplegnathus PunctatusSpotted Knifejaw

Japanese Name(s) - イシガキダイ (Ishigakidai)

Scientific name - Oplegnathus punctatus

Resources

FishBase - Spotted knifejaw - FishBase entry about the Spotted knifejaw fish.
Wikipedia - Oplegnathus - General information about Oplegnathus.
Zukan - イシガキダイ - More information about the Spotted knifejaw fish, イシガキダイ (Ishigakidai), Japanese (日本語) site.
Spottedtail Morwong Takanohadai Cheilodactylus ZonatusSpottedtail Morwong

Japanese Name(s) - タカノハダイ (Takanohadai)

Scientific name - Cheilodactylus zonatus

Resources

FishBase - Spottedtail morwong - FishBase entry about the Spottedtail Morwong fish.
Wikipedia - タカノハダイ - General information about the Spottedtail Morwong fish, タカノハダイ (Takanohadai), Japanese (日本語) page.
Star Snapper Fuedai Lutjanus StellatusStar Snapper

Japanese Name(s) - フエダイ (Fuedai)

Scientific name - Lutjanus stellatus

Resources

FishBase - Star Snapper - FishBase entry about the Star Snapper fish.
Zukan - コバンヒメジ - More information about the Star Snapper fish, フエダイ (Fuedai), Japanese (日本語) site.
Thalassoma Cupido Nishikibera Thalassoma CupidoThalassoma Cupido

Japanese Name(s) - ニシキベラ (Nishikibera)

Scientific name - Thalassoma cupido

Resources

FishBase - Thalassoma cupido - FishBase entry about the Thalassoma cupido fish.
Wikipedia - Thalassoma cupido - General information about the Thalassoma cupido fish.
Wikipedia - ニシキベラ - General information about the Thalassoma cupido fish, ニシキベラ (Nishikibera), Japanese (日本語) page.
Yellowfin Goatfish Akahimeji Mulloidichthys VanicolensisYellowfin Goatfish

Japanese Name(s) - アカヒメジ (Akahimeji)

Scientific name - Mulloidichthys vanicolensis

Resources

FishBase - Yellowfin goatfish - FishBase entry about the Black-stripe sweeper fish.
Wikipedia - Yellowfin goatfish - General information about the Yellowfin goatfish.
Wikipedia - Goatfish - General information about Goatfish.
Zukan - アカヒメジ - More information about the Yellowfin Goatfish, アカヒメジ (Akahimeji), Japanese (日本語) site.
Sea Fishes - アカヒメジ - More information about the Yellowfin Goatfish, アカヒメジ (Akahimeji), Japanese (日本語) site.
Yellowfin Surgeonfish Kurohagi Acanthurus Xanthopterus 1Yellowfin Surgeonfish

Japanese Name(s) - クロハギ (Kurohagi)

Scientific name - Acanthurus xanthopterus

Resources

FishBase - Yellowfin surgeonfish - FishBase entry about the Yellowfin Surgeonfish.
Wikipedia - Yellowfin surgeonfish - General information about the Yellowfin Surgeonfish.
Animal World - Yellowfin surgeonfish - Detailed information about the Yellowfin Surgeonfish as an aquarium fish.
Zukan - クロハギ - More information about the Yellowfin Surgeonfish, クロハギ (Kurohagi), Japanese (日本語) site.
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