|Scientific Name:||Parribacus japonicus|
|Species Authority:||Holthuis, 1960|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Holthuis (1991) states that this species has previously been confused with P. antarcticus.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Collen, B., Livingstone, S. & Richman, N.|
|Contributor(s):||Batchelor, A., De Silva, R., Dyer, E., Kasthala, G., Lutz, M.L., McGuinness, S., Milligan, H.T., Soulsby, A.-M. & Whitton, F.|
Parribacus japonicus has been assessed as Data Deficient. This species is known only from Japan. This species is harvested as a food source, however there is no indication of how this is affecting the population numbers of this species. Further research is needed before a more accurate assessment of conservation status can be made.
|Range Description:||This species is distributed on the northwest coast of Maizuru, 135o 15' E; on the Pacific coast from Tokyo Bay 140o south westward to Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Holthuis 1991).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – northwest
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|Population:||There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in shallow waters up to 20 metres deep, on shore reefs (Holthuis 1991). The maximum total body length is approximately 16 cm (Holthuis 1991).|
|Use and Trade:||
This species is caught in gill nets and sold fresh on markets; the interest in the fisheries is classified as 'minor' by Holthuis (1991), however it is also noted that little information is available on this.
This species one in a number of species taken from the fishery in Ogasawara waters, Japan (Kazuomi and Hideo 2001).
|Major Threat(s):||This species is harvested as a food source, but there is no indication of whether this fishery is over-exploited and how it is affecting the population.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research on population, harvesting and other possible threats is recommended.|
|Citation:||MacDiarmid, A. 2013. Parribacus japonicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.|
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