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Hypoptychus dybowskii

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Gasterosteiformes
Familia: Hypoptychidae
Genus: Hypoptychus

Hypoptychus dybowskii is a fish, one of several commonly known as a sand eel, that is the only member of its genus and family. It is related to sticklebacks, and lives in shallow salt water off the coasts of Japan and Sakhalin (Russia).[1]

Like sticklebacks, its feeds on small invertebrates and fish larvae. Also like sticklebacks, it produces a sticky secretion from the kidneys when breeding. The parent uses the secretion to attach the eggs to sargassum.[1]


1. ^ a b Orr, J.W. & Pietsch, T.W. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N.. ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 172. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.

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