Musashi ninespine stickleback – Wikipedia

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Local habitat close to the supply of the Motoara River

The Musashi ninespine stickleback (Pungitius sp.) or Musashi-tomiyo (ムサシトミヨ) is an undescribed[2] fish within the stickleback genus Pungitius. Endemic to Japan, it happens simplest within the Motoara River [ja] in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture (previous Musashi Province).[2] It’s the Prefectural Fish [ja],[3] its habitat has been designated a Prefectural Herbal Monument,[4] and a major belt asteroid, the minor planet 10776 Musashitomiyo, has been named in its honour.[5] It’s assessed as Severely Endangered at the 2020 Ministry of the Surroundings Pink Record.[1]

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    レッドリスト2020 魚類 [2020 Red List: Birds] (in Jap). Ministry of the Surroundings. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.

  2. ^ a b Ministry of the Surroundings, ed. (2015). レッドデータブック2014 —日本の絶滅のおそれのある野生生物— 4 汽水・淡水魚類 [Red Data Book 2014 — Threatened Wildlife of Japan] (in Jap). Vol. 4. Pisces—Brackish and Contemporary Water Fishes. Gyōsei Company. pp. 64–65. ISBN 978-4-324-09898-1.
  3. ^ 県の魚・ムサシトミヨ [The Prefectural Fish: Musashi-tomoyo] (in Jap). Saitama Prefecture. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  4. ^ 県 天然記念物 [Prefectural Natural Monuments] (in Jap). Saitama Prefecture. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  5. ^ “10776 Musashitomiyo (1991 CP1)”. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 July 2022.


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