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Japanese Huchen (Kaiyodo - Aquatales Polyresin)

Started by brontodocus, October 05, 2014, 02:11:36 PM

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The largest of Japan's salmonids featured by the new Aquatales resin line, this is the Kaiyodo Aquatales Polyresin Aquatic animal figure collection Series 2 No. 006 Japanese Huchen, Ito, or Sakhalin Taimen, Parahucho (or Hucho) perryi (Brevoort, 1856). The figure has a total length of 107 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:5 and 1:18. One of the largest salmonids in the world, the Ito can grow to 2 m total length (TL, i.e. including caudal fin). Today, the geographical range of the species is restricted to Sakhalin Island, a small part of Khabarovsk Krai, and the Kuril Islands (Russia), as well as Hokkaidō (Japan), while it is already extinct on Japan's main island Honshū. Overfishing (as bycatch but also poaching) as well as habitat loss has lead to a dramatic decline of the population and IUCN classifies the species as "Critically Endangered".

Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.


Amazing replica as other Kaiyodo polyresin figures  ^-^.
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totally didn't mistake it for Oncorhynchus mykiss  :P

very nice, and a very underrepresented species


And the Japanese Huchen walk-around is the next thread to get its pictures back! :)