This is official site of Black Water Dive® produced by photographer Ryo Minemizu. Black Water Dive® is a kind of night diving. We are setting up underwater lights of high-color rendering on the sea bottom of night that while considering tides, times, places. The creature which appears is mainly juveniles and larvae. All is fascinating, and it's not to be seen at daytime or regular night diving. It will be your first experience. This site will introduce the state of the event and the creatures seen and also future of BWD schedules. *"BWD"stands for Black Water Dive®.*Black Water Dive® is a registered trademark of Ryo Minemizu.
ラベル Oval Flounder の投稿を表示しています。 すべての投稿を表示
ラベル Oval Flounder の投稿を表示しています。 すべての投稿を表示


Larva of Bothus myriaster Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Taken at Kume-island Black Water Dive® on 29th july 2016. This larva is not few. If anything, it appears many on the surface thure the year.

Japanese common name; Hoshi-Daruma Garei
English name; Oval Flounder
Scientific name; Bothus myriaster Temminck & Schlegel,1846

Meristic Characters - D 87; A 67; P9; V 38; (This picture)

  • B. myriaster - D 85-97; A 61-73; P1 8-10(Eye side); V 37-39.

Larva of Bothus myriaster
Larva of Bothus myriaster Temminck & Schlegel 1846 TL:about 50mm
P1 9 (Eye side)

Related species; (in Japan)

  • Bothus mancus (Broussonet, 1782) - D 96-102; A 74-81; P11-13(Eye side); V 39-40.
  • Bothus pantherinus (Rüppell, 1831) - D 88-100; A 64-72; P1 10-11(Eye side); V 37-38.

Nakabo, T. (ed.), 2013. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, third edition. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Pp, 2428. (in Japanese).

Okiyama M. (ed), 2014 An Atlas of Early Stage Fishes in Japan Second Edition Tokai University Press, Japan. :Pp,1912. (in Japanese).