Kunio Amaoka

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Kunio Amaoka

  • Professor emeritus, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan.

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  • Amaoka, K. 1963. A revision of the flatfishes referable to the genus Engyprosopon found in the waters around Japan. Bulletin of the Misaki Marine Biological Institute, Kyoto University, (4): 107–121. Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K. 1969. Studies on the sinistral flounders found in the waters around Japan—taxonomy, anatomy and phylogeny. Journal of the Shimonoseki University of Fisheries, 18: 58–340. Zitatseite 
  • Kyushin, K., Amaoka, K.,, Nakaya, K. & Ida, H. 1977. Fishes of Indian Ocean. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center. 1-392, Pls. 1-179. Zitatseite 


  • Kyushin, K., Amaoka, K., Nakaya, K., Ida, H., Tanino, Y. & Senta, T. (eds.) 1982. Fishes of the South China Sea. Japan Marine Fishery Resource Research Center. 1-333, Pls. 1-291. [auf japanisch und englisch] Zitatseite 
  • Okamura, O., Amaoka, K. & Mitani, F. (eds) 1982. Fishes of the Kyushu-Palau Ridge and Tosa Bay. The intensive research of unexploited fishery resources on continental slopes. Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association, Tokyo. 1-435. Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K., Nakaya, K., Araya, H. & Yasui, T. (eds) 1983. Fishes from the north-eastern Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk Sea off Hokkaido. The intensive research of unexploited fishery resources on continental slopes. Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association Tokyo. 1-371, Pls. 1-189. Zitatseite 
  • Katayama, M. & Amaoka, K. 1986. Two new anthiine fishes form the eastern tropical Atlantic. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 33 (3): 213-222. Zitatseite 
  • Sasaki, K. & Amaoka, K. 1989. Johnius distinctus (Tanaka, 1916), a senior synonym of J. tingi (Tang, 1937) (Perciformes, Sciaenidae). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 35 (4): 466-468. Zitatseite 


  • Machida, Y. & Amaoka, K. 1990. Pacific records of the deep-sea fish Porogadus miles (Ophidiiformes, Ophidiidae). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 37 (1): 64–68. Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K., Mihara, E. & Rivaton, J. 1993. Pisces, Pleuronectiformes: flatfishes from the waters around New Caledonia. A revision of the genus Engyprosopon. Pp. 377–426 in: Crosnier, A. (Ed.): Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, 11. Mémoires du Muséum National d’histoire naturelle, 158. Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K., Senou, H. & Ono, A. 1994. Record of the bothid flounder Asterorhombus fijiensis from the western Pacific, with observations on the use of the first dorsal-fin ray as a lure. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 41 (1): 23-28. (doi)Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K., Nakaya, K. & Yabe, M. 1995. The fishes of northern Japan. Kita-Nihon Kaiyo Center, Sapporo, 391 pp. Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K., Hoshino, K. & Parin, N.V. 1997. Description of a juvenile specimen of a rarely-caught deep-sea species of Samariscus (Pleuronectiformes, Samaridae) from Sala y Gomez Submarine Ridge, Eastern Pacific Ocean. Ichthyological Research 44: 92–96. Zitatseite 
  • Okamura, O. & Amaoka, K. (eds.) 1997. Sea fishes of Japan. Yama-kei, Tokyo. Zitatseite 


  • Amaoka, K. & Mihara, E. 2001. Asterorhombus annulatus (Weber, 1913), a valid species distinct from Asterorhombus intermedius (Bleeker, 1865) (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae). Ichthyological Research, 48 (2): 192-196. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Hensley, D.A. & Amaoka, K. 2001. Family Bothidae. Pp. 3799-3841 in:
  • Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. 2001. Species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles, sea turtles, sea snakes and marine mammals. FAO, Rome. 6: iii-v; 3381-4218, Pls. I-XIX. Zitatseite  Zitatseite 
  • Kim, B.-J. & Amaoka, K. 2001. A new species, Parupeneus procerigena, from the Saya de Malha Bank in the western Indian Ocean (Perciformes: Mullidae). Ichthyological Research, 48 (1): 45-50. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Suzuki, N., Nishida, M. & Amaoka, K. 2001. The phylogenetic position of the genus Atheresthes (Pleuronectidae) and its classification : A molecular phylogenetic approach using mitochondrial sequence data. Hokkaido Daigaku Suisan Kagaku Kengaku iho = Bulletin of fisheries sciences, Hokkaido University, 52 (1): 39-46. (Research Gate) Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K., Kaga, T. & Misaki, H. 2008. A New Sinistral Flounder, Engyprosopon kushimotoensis, from Kushimoto, Kii Peninsula (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae). Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Series A (Zoology), Supplement 2: 107-113. (PDF)Zitatseite 
  • Okamura, O. & Amaoka, K. 2009. Marine fishes of Japan. Third edition. Yama-kei Publishers Co Ltd, Tokyo. Zitatseite 


  • Amaoka, K., Nakaya, K. & Yabe, M. 2011. Fishes of Hokkaido. The Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Sapporo, 482 pp. Zitatseite 
  • Ho, H-C., Kawai, T. & Amaoka, K. 2016. Records of deep-sea anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei) from Indonesia, with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa, 4121 (3): 267-294. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K. & Ho, H.-C. 2018. Review of the genus Engyprosopon Günther, 1862 (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae) from waters off Taiwan, with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa, 4413 (3): 449–481. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Amaoka, K., Nakaya, K. & Yabe, M. 2020. Pictorial Guide to the Fishes of Hokkaido. Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Sapporo, 590 pp. [auf japanisch] Zitatseite 
  • Amaoka, K. & Ho, H.-C. 2022. Engyprosopon keliaoense, a new lefteye flounder (Teleostei: Bothidae) from Taiwan. Zootaxa, 5189 (1): 222-232. (doi) Zitatseite