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Parahucho perryi (Stringfish; Sakhalin taimen; Japanese huchen)

Synonyms: Hucho perryi; Salmo perryi
Language: Danish; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

The Sakhalin taimen (Parahucho perryi, syn. Hucho perryi), also known as the Japanese huchen, is a large, East Asian species of fish in the salmon family (Salmonidae). It is found in the Primorsky Krai and Khabarovsk regions of eastern Russia, Sakhalin Island, the Kuril Islands and Hokkaido, Japan and inhabits lakes and large rivers. The population has been in general decline for a century at least. Contributory factors include degradation of the environment by logging, oil exploration and change of land use to agriculture. The fish is caught by commercial fishing as bycatch, by recreational anglers and illegally by poaching, and present populations are estimated to be less than 5% of their historic levels. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the fish as being crit
View Wikipedia Record: Parahucho perryi

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Parahucho perryi


Migration [1]  Anadromous
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Akan-ko 3257 Hokkaido, Japan      
Botchinsky State Nature Reserve 660710 Khabarovsk, Russia
Kurilsky State Nature Reserve 161520 Sakhalin, Russia    
Lazovsky Zapovednik Ia 299030 Primorsky Krai, Russia
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  

Prey / Diet



Asia - Inland waters; Europe - Inland waters; Japan; Kuril Islands; Northwest Pacific: Sea of Japan, from southern Kuril Islands and Primorskii Krai, Russia to Hokkaido.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Palearctic; Russian Federation; Sakhalin Island; Sea of Japan;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
3Jorrit 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.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Ramsar Sites Information Service
Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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