Chub, Golden Venus (Kawabata-moroko) fishingwithpole

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Location: 
A paddy field drain near Kase River, Saga, Japan.
Date Caught: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Notes: 
A golden venus chub (Kawabata-moroko) caught at a paddy field drain near Kase River in Saga, Japan, in November 2012 on Marukyu tube dough for oikawa (Yamabe Tube Hae). Kawabata is a name of the person who provided the specimen to be named as a new species. Almost entire body of male kawabata-moroko becomes really golden in their breeding season in summer. Kawabata-moroko grows to 6 cm.