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Tinca tinca

Basic information
Scientific name Tinca tinca (No picture)
Common names Tench
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Europe to W Siberia. Obi River, Yenisei River, and Baikal Lake.
Habitat Lakes and ponds with aquatic grass and muddy bottom.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan, despite an introduction to Saitama Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Netherland
Date In 1961 imported from Netherland, and released to Isanuma Pond, Saitama Pref., in 1970. Dealt with as pet animal still now.
Route Deliberate: As pet animal and food
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Ireland, Netherland, Norway, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Zimbabwe, South Africa, USA, Canada, Chile, NewZealand, Australia
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity occurrence data accessed through GBIF Data Portal, 2010-06-11,
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-09)
  • Invasive Species web service database (Species Status) accessed through GISIN Portal, 2010-06-11,
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)