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Japanese Gissu
Pterothrissus gissu1
Range Deep water off Japan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Albuliformes
Family Albulidae
Genus Pterothrissus
Species P. gissu
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The Japanese Gissu, (Pterothrissus gissu), is a saltwater fish species of the Albulidae family. The japanese gissu is a rare albulid fish that is distributed in deep water off Japan. This fish is known to pass through a leptocephalus larval stage, but only metamorphosed (after reaching the fully grown stage) specimens have been available. This species is the only member of its genus.