December 10, 2018

Breeder at Tokyo aquarium takes on fragile cases to inspire respect for sea

For Kentaro Amemiya of Tokyo Sea Life Park, perspective is everything when dealing with a creature as unusual as the finespotted jawfish.

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Rare creature: Kentaro Amemiya explains his work with jawfish at Tokyo Sea Life Park in September using a magazine article about the mouthbreeding fish.


“Here we arrange our exhibitions so that visitors can enjoy observing the fish from four perspectives: swimming, eating, self-defense and breeding,” Amemiya, who is in charge of rearing the fish, said. “The fine- spotted jawfish is a species good for observing the latter two