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