Japanese swallow

The Japanese swallow lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 15 - 100 m environment.

Japanese Swallow Angel 14 Day Guarantee Live Shipping Information Japanese Swallow Angel = Japanese Swallowtail Angel, Genicanthus melanospilus, is one of the few reef-safe fish of the Larger Angelfish. This sexually dimorphic Angel is beautiful in either gender. More

The Japanese Lyretail or Japanese Swallow Angel is rare to the US market, mostly due to its localized natie range. The coloration varies between males and females with males being more elaborately patterned with wavy bars in teh dorsal half. More

instance of a banded Japanese swallow being recaptured in its hibernating 1 place. The record is important because it is unique so far as Japan is concerned. Place of banding, Notomura Hiki-gun Saitama Prefecture, (The middle part of the mainland of Japan). More

Common names

Japanese swallow in English
Japansk svalekejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Tosayakko in Japanese (日本語)
半紋月蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
半紋神仙 in Mandarin Chinese
半紋背頰刺魚 in Mandarin Chinese
半纹月蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
半纹神仙 in Mandarin Chinese
半纹背颊刺鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Genicanthus
Species : Genicanthus semifasciatus
Authority : Kamohara, 1934