Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao has abundant nature with warm-temperature forests and temperate forests. There are a lot more species could be called as "treasure" inhabits other than explained in animals, insects and birds section. Spiders is one of them because they are beneficial insects and its prey is destructive insects. Over 300 species including rare ones inhabits and Mt. Takao is the mountain with the largest number of species of spiders and widely known as a paradise for spiders.

Tribolodon hakonensis (Japanese Dace)
Tribolodon hakonensis (Japanese Dace) コイ科
Main region: Hokkaido to Kyushu. Found in wide range of areas from upstream to the mouth of the river, lakes and ponds. Also live in water with high acidity level where most of fish cannot live. Some live in fresh water and some are sea-run variety. Also have other names depends on region like Akahara or Ida but Haya is the name often called in Tokyo area. Are omnivorous and feed on insects in water, moss on water floor and fish eggs. The body color turns to beautiful bright red with black stripes during breeding season.

●Body Length  about 30 cm
●Season  All year
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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