サツキマス Satsukimasu salmon


(David Walker) #1

Recently the life of shokuryōshi on the streams of Japan has been a subject of discussion. After by chance finding a beautifully filmed video about サツキマス Satsukimasu salmon. A fish found on Japanese streams. I figured - why not a bit about the life of a species of fish also found in their streams?

サツキマス Satsukimasu , (皐月鱒、 Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae ), Red spotted masu trout

ja.wikipedia サツキマス

ja.wikipedia Satsukimasu

Nice 8:22 video. サツキマス , Japanese narration.

サツキマス , Satsukimasu
アマゴ, Amago
サクラマス, Sakuramasu
ビワマス, Biwamasu
ヤマメ, Yamame
ニジマス, Nijimasu, Rainbow trout.
スモルト化, Smoltification, aka Silver transformation, sea water adaption
50万年前, 500,000 years ago

ja.wikipedia Smolt

http://www.hi-ho.ne.jp/amago/trout/biwamasu2.html

http://www.hi-ho.ne.jp/amago/trout/amago2.html

Note on the above webpage - Yoshikazu Fujioka - below the Sakuramasu Group - classifies subspecies as:
Yamame (sakuramasu)
Amago (satsukimasu)

There seems to be some confusion or lack of agreement on scientific names vs common names. However, wikipedia has less than a solid reputation for being accurate. The confusion may be their’s and not the biologists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oncorhynchus_masou_macrostomus