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Clarias fuscus

Basic information
Scientific name Clarias fuscus (No picture)
Common names Whitespotted clarias, Hong Kong catfish
Higher taxon Clariidae, Siluriformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range S continental China, Hainan Island, Vietnam, and Laos.
Habitat Usually lentic water, sometimes slow streams, with abundant aquatic grasses.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Okinawajima and Ishigakijima Islands, Ryukyu Archipelago. Range in Japan
Origin Taiwan
Date Imported in 1960s to Ishigakijima Is. In Okinawajima, the first record was in 1985.
Route Deliberate: For aquaculture (Ishigakijima Is.) and for pet animal (Okinawajima Is.)
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Hawaii (from China)
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-09)
  • Kawanabe et al. (eds) (2002) Freshwater Fishes of Japan, 3rd ed.. Yama-kei Publishers, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)