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.

Oncorhynchus masou masou (Seema)
Oncorhynchus masou masou (Seema) Japanese Dace
The Japanese name Yamame is not this species’ name but all species in seema that remain in rivers and not travel to the sea. Main region is Hokkaido, Honshu (north of Kanagawa prefecture), Shikoku (except Seto Inland Sea) and some part of Kyushu. Found in fresh upstream which water temperature is below 20 degrees. Feed on insects fallen to rivers, shellfish and fish. Have six to twelve large spots-like patterns (called parr mark) and have reddish center. Are also called as the queen of streams because of their beautiful body patterns. Similar red spotted masu trout also remain in rivers and have bright red parr marks that are different from this species.

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