Kochichthys is a monotypic genus of percomorph fish from the family Pinguipedidae.[1] The only species in the genus, Kochichthys flaviofasciatus,[2] is found in the western Pacific in the waters around Japan, having been recorded only from Tosa Bay in Kōchi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.[2]

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Trachiniformes
Family: Pinguipedidae
Genus: Kochichthys
Kamohara, 1961
K. flavofasciatus
Binomial name
Kochichthys flavofasciatus
(Kamohara, 1936)
  • Neopercis flavofasciata Kamohara, 1936
  • Kochichthys flavofasciata (Kamohara, 1936)


  1. ^ Bailly N, ed. (2014). "Kochichthys Kamohara, 1961". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Kochichthys falvofasciatus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.