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Rhodeus ocellatus ocellatus

Basic information
Scientific name Rhodeus ocellatus ocellatus

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Common names Rosy bitterling
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range East Asia.
Habitat Lake or pond, stream.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1942
Route Accidental introduction (with fishery products).
Impact Competition, hybridization against native species.
Affected organism: Fishes.
Regulation in Japan Keeping and release of this species in Shiga and Saga Prefs. are controled by a prefectural ordinance.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-09)
  • Kawanabe et al. (Eds) (2002) Freshwater Fishes of Japan. YAMA-KEI Pub., Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.
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