It also inhabits the southern coast of Honshu Island, such as Mie Prefecture, a little, but mostly inhabits the northeast region and the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. Small-sized fishes are seemed to be everywhere at once and migrate, while
large-sized fish become non-migrating in coastal reefs. The spawning season is in November when males form territories on coastal rocks and induce females to spawn eggs. Afterward, the male takes care of the eggs without eating in 50-60 days until the eggs hatch, but
the female does not take care of the eggs. Females prey on their eggs under poor prey conditions. The catch has been decreasing recently. The dried fish of this species is indispensable for taverns in Japan. Tasty.
ホッケ 学名：Pleurogrammus azonus (Jordan and Metz, 1913)
There are many kinds of fish living in the ocean. We can identify the species by the slight differences in patterns. It is relatively easy to identify the species of adult fish, but it is difficult to identify the species
of juvenile fish. I would like to contribute to SDG 14 (LIFE BELOW WATER) by letting as many people as possible know how interesting and important marine biodiversity is.
The United Nations has designated the decade starting in 2021 as the "Decade of Ocean Science," with the aim of contributing to SDGs. Ocean science, as defined by the UN, includes the field of fisheries.