Pungitius kaibarae (Tanaka, 1915)

Kyoto 9-spine stickleback, Kyoto ninespine stickleback, Amur stickleback



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pygosteus kaibarae Tanaka, 1915 (original combination); Pungitius sinensis kaibarae (Tanaka, 1915)


May be a synonym of the Amur stickleback (Pungitius sinensis) (Hwang et al. 2012) or another congener (i.e. member of the same genus).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1960's (source)



Kichisho-in (southwest of Kyoto), Honshu, Japan


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: ZUMT 8197

Type Locality: Kichisho-in, southwest of Kyoto, Japan.


Syntypes: ZUMT 59848-54 (7)






Original scientific description:

Tanaka, S. (1915). Ten new species of Japanese fishes. Dobutsugaku Zasshi 27(no. 325): 565-568.


Other references:

Hwang, D. S., Song, H. B. and Lee, J. S. (2012). Complete mitochondrial genome of the Amur stickleback Pungitius kaibarae (Gasterosteiformes, Gasterosteidae). Mitochondrial DNA 23(4): 313-4. [Abstract]

Tanaka, S. Hirai, K. and Den, S. (1982). The comparison of morphology with P. kaibarae from Kyoto and discovered from Korea 8: 70-72. (in Japanese)


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