Johnius distinctus (Tanaka, 1916)
Johnius distinctus
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan, China, Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-31; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 25-25. Swim bladder hammer-shaped with a series of arborescent appendages along its sides. Lower jaw with a row of enlarged teeth. Jaws short. Last pleural rib on the 11th vertebra.
Biology:  Found in muddy and sandy-muddy bottoms (Ref. 43239).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 07.12.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 03.07.14
Checked by: Sasaki, Kunio - 16.12.95

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