Yuichi Fukunishi

Collaborator – effects of UV radiation on fish larvae

Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research Centre
Fisheries Research Institute
364, Takatsuka, Namerikawa
Toyama, Japan 936-8536
Tel: +81 76 475 0036
Email: Yuichi Fukunishi or Yuichi Fukunishi

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Postdoc: Maizuru Fisheries Research Station, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University (2012-2014)
Postdoc: Austevoll Research station, Institute of Marine Research (2010-2012)
Ph.D. – Applied Biology, Kyoto University (2010)
M.Sc. – Applied Biology, Kyoto University (2006)
B.Sc. – Marine Biology, Hokkaido University (2004)

Research Interests

My major research interests lie in larval fish biology and ecology. I am particularly interested in the impacts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the early life stages of marine fish and adaptation strategies of fish to UV exposure. In Japan, I am currently involved in a stock enhancement program for Rosy seabass Doederleinia berycoides. To establish the optimal techniques for their mass production, we rear larvae and juveniles of rosy seabass under different temperatures, light regimes and feeding regimes.


Fukunishi, Y., Masuda, R & Y. Yamashita. 2006. Ontogeny of tolerance to and avoidance of ultraviolet radiation in red sea bream Pagrus major and black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegeli, Fisheries Sciences 72: 356-363. 
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Fukunishi, Y. 2008. The effects of ultraviolet radiation on survival of fish in early life stages. Chapter 8: New Field of Larval Fish Research – Analysis of behavior,Chigyogaku, Masaru Tanaka, Masaaki Tagawa and Kouji Nakayama (Eds.),Seibutsukenkyuusya,pp: 339-345, October 2008. (in Japanese)

Fukunishi, Y, Masuda, R. & Y. Yamashita. 2010. Exposure of eggs to solar UV-B leads to reduced hatching rates in two sparid fishes, red sea bream (Pagrus major) and black sea bream (Acanthopagrus schlegeli). Journal of Fish Biology 76: 734-741.
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Ohata, R., R. Masuda, M. Ueno, Y. Fukunishi & Y. Yamashita. 2011. Effects of turbidity on survival of larval ayu and red sea bream exposed to predation by jack mackerel and moon jellyfish. Fisheries Science 77: 207-215.
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Fukunishi, Y., H.I. Browman, C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland  & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2012. Effect of sub-lethal exposure to ultraviolet radiation on the escape performance of Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua). PLoS ONE 7(4) e35554.
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Fukunishi, Y., R. Masuda, D. Robert & Y. Yamashita. 2013. Comparison of UV-B tolerance between wild and hatchery-reared juveniles of black sea bream (Acanthopagrus schlegeli) and red sea bream (Pagrus major). Environmental Biology of Fishes 96: 13-20.
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Fukunishi, Y., H.I. Browman, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland, S.D. Shema, D.M. Fields, A.B. Skiftesvik. 2013. Sub-lethal exposure to ultraviolet radiation reduces prey consumption by Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua). Marine Biology 160: 2591-2596.
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Fukunishi, Y., R. Masuda, T. Seikai, M. Nakamura, M. Tagawa &  Y. Yamashita. 2017. Comparison of UV-B tolerance between wild-type and albino Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus juveniles. Aquaculture Science (in press).

Last updated: June 13, 2017