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Odontesthes bonariensis

Basic information
Scientific name Odontesthes bonariensis

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Common names Argentinian silverside
Higher taxon Atherinopsidae, Atheriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Argentine, Uruguay, Paraguay, and S Brazil.
Habitat Freshwater or brackish rivers, lakes, and ponds without nutrient enrichment.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Tanzawako (Kanagawa), Kasumigaura and Kitaura (Ibaraki) Lakes. Range in Japan
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentine
Date 1966
Route Deliberate: For aquaculture
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Israel, Italy, Bolivia, Peru, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-10)
  • 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)