Trachipterus ishikawae

The Trachipterus ishikawae lives in the pelagic-oceanic, marine, depth range 0 - 1200 m environment.

The species, Trachipterus ishikawae, is commonly called "earthquake fish" in Taiwan because the fish are popularly believed to appear following major earthquake events due to alleged sensitivity to disturbances in the ocean floor. More

A specimen of Trachipterus ishikawae was discovered on a beach in Kenting, Taiwan in November 2007, alive but with a 10-cm cut wound to its side, and was returned to deeper water. More

Trachipterus ishikawae/Ribbonfish/Sea of Japan Trachipterus ishikawae/Ribbonfish/Sea of Japan Allolepis hollandi/Porous-head Eelpout/from 200m depth/Sea of Japan Generated by Galerie Monday, 28 May 2007 index More

Common names

Sakegashira in Japanese (日本語)
石川氏粗鰭魚 in Mandarin Chinese
石川氏粗鳍鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
石川粗鰭魚 in Mandarin Chinese
石川粗鳍鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
투라치 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Lampriformes
Family : Trachipteridae
Genus : Trachipterus
Species : Trachipterus ishikawae
Authority : Jordan and Snyder, 1901