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Sillago japonica (Japanese sillago; Japanese whiting)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Japanese whiting, Sillago japonica, (also known as the Japanese sillago or Shiro-gisu) is a common species of coastal marine fish belonging to the smelt-whiting family, Sillaginidae. As suggested by its name, the Japanese whiting was first recorded from Japan in 1843, but has subsequently been found to extend to Korea, China and Taiwan.
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Prey / Diet

Acanthogobius flavimanus (Yellowfin goby)[1]
Acartia omorii[2]
Acentrogobius pflaumii (Striped sandgoby)[1]
Alpheus brevicristatus (teppo snapping shrimp)[2]
Alpheus digitalis (forceps snapping shrimp)[1]
Calanus sinicus[2]
Crangon affinis (Japanese sand shrimp)[2]
Ericthonius pugnax[2]
Eualus leptognathus (yamato shrimp)[1]
Favonigobius gymnauchen (Asian sand goby)[2]
Hemigrapsus penicillatus (penicillate shore crab)[2]
Palaemon macrodactylus (oriental shrimp)[1]
Platycephalus indicus (Indo-Pacific flathead)[1]
Platynereis bicanaliculata[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acropoma japonicum (Blackmouth splitfin)1
Cleisthenes herzensteini (pointhead flounder)1
Cynoglossus joyneri (Red tongue sole)1
Ditrema temminckii temminckii (Temminck's surfperch)1
Helicolenus hilgendorfii (Hilgendorf's saucord)1
Hippocampus mohnikei (Japanese seahorse)1
Jaydia lineata (Cardinal fish)1
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)2
Lophius litulon (Anglerfish)1
Paralichthys olivaceus (Olive flounder)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Tridentiger trigonocephalus (Striped tripletooth goby)1


Parasitized by 
Diplectanum flagritubus[3]
Paradiplectanum blairense[3]
Paradiplectanum sillagonum[1]
Proterometra lamellorchis[3]


China; East China Sea; Hong Kong; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Japan; Korea, Dem. People's Rep; Korea, Republic of; Northwest Pacific: Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Possibly to the Philippines. Commonly misidentified as <i>Sillago sihama</i>.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Sea of Japan; South China Sea; Taiwan; Thailand; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Partitioning of food resources among Sillago japonica, Ditremma temmincki, Tridentiger trigonocephalus, Hippocampus japonicus and Petroscirtes breviceps in an eelgrass, Zostera marina, bed, Seok Nam Kwak, Sung-Hoi Huh & David W. Klumpp, Environmental Biology of Fishes 71: 353–364, 2004.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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