Title : FISHES SERIES (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1579 
KPC#
C-1203 
MICHEL#
1603 
StanGib#
1882 
Scott#
1556 
Date of Issue
09/30/1989 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Cobitis multifasciata 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications has been issuing a series of postage stamps featuring sea and freshwater fish living in and around Korea. The following is the fourth set of the series, the third of which was issued in 1987.

1. Oplegnathus fasciatus.
This fish, the special feature of which is its dispropotionally long length from bottom to back, is found off the southern coast of Korea, the entire coast of Japan and the southern coast of China.

2. Cobitis mulifasciata.
This fish, nimble of movement, indigenous to Korea and living between the pebbles under clean shallow water, spawning in June, is distributed in the estuary of the Nakdong River, southern Korea.

3. Liobagrus mediadiposalis.
Distributed in the rivers and streams of southern Korea, this species lives between the pebbles under clean flowing water, spawning May to June.

4. Monocentris japonicus.
This fish, living in shoals under the sea and glowing at night, is distributed off the southern coast of Korea. It is also found in the seas near The Philippines and South Africa.