Pagrus major, the red seabream is a fish species in the family Sparidae. In Japan, Pagrus major is known as madai (真鯛, or "genuine tai") and is prized both for its flavor and for its traditional use as an auspicious food, often served at New Year's and at festive occasions such as weddings. In Korea, it is known as domi (도미) or chamdom (참돔; "true dom"). Successful sumo wrestlers are often photographed holding the fish. It is also the most commonly eaten fish in Taiwan. Habitat preference is genetically coded in the juvenile pagrus major, which help them to choose the optimal microhabitat in fluctuating environment. Habitat preference was only seen in the juvenile fish, and last till thirty days, while naive fish did not show any habitat preference.
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Takahashi, K and Masuda, R. “ Nurture is above nature: nursery experience determines habitat preference of red sea bream Pagrus major juveniles” Journal of Ethology 37.3 (2019): 317-323. Web. Sep-2019.
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