Japanese giant salamander

by S. Tojima Kochi has a lot of natural places.  About 80% of the prefecture is mountainous.  These areas have a … More


by K. Gempei Haya is a generic name for Phoxinus, a fish with elongated medium-sized body among cyprinid freshwater fish … More


by T. Tsujizono Onagadori is one of the Natural monument in Japan. It is same kind of cocks, and the … More

Fiddler Crab

by T. Takayama Character First fiddler crab is Decapoda class sand crab family Uca arcuata. Fiddler crab`s gap length is … More

Fiddler Crab

by T. Oda Class fiddler crab has 10 Japanese types. Fiddler crab and hakusen fiddler crab are distributed in Kyusyu … More

Japanese dormouse

by Y. Minami Introduction There are many animals that are in danger of extinction in Kochi. The Japanese dormouse is … More

Common Jay (Graphium doson)

by M. Yabumoto Mikadoageha or the Common Jay (Graphium doson) is a special protected butterfly in Japan. Mikadoageha’s subspecies live … More

The Rare Red-Eye

By Y. Horisawa Do you know the biggest salty river fish in Japan?That fish is Japanese lates(Lates japonicus) and his … More

Japanese lates

by Y. Nishioka Description Japanese lates is rare fish. First, they are very few to be fished by fisherman. Next, … More

Chub mackerel

by T. Nishida Scomber japonicus, or the Chub mackerelhas been eaten long by Japanese. Scomber japonicus is one of Scomber. … More

Northern Goshawk

by M. Okuda The Northern Goshawk , Accipiter gentilis is a medium-sized species belonging to Falconiformes Accipitridae. Is common species … More

Japanese Tree Frog

by M. Terada When it rains, this frog always cries. This phenomenon happens all over Japan. So Japanese tree frogs … More

Marbled Rock Fish

by N. Takimiya Do you know the fish that we can fish easily and is delicious to eat ? Its … More