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Acheilognathus cyanostigma

Basic information
Scientific name Acheilognathus cyanostigma (No picture)
Common names Striped bitterling
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Central Japan. Biwako-Yodogawa, River System, Kinokawa River System, Mikatako Lake, and the Nobi Plain.
Habitat Slow streams such as canals irrigation, lakes and ponds.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Toyama, Okayama, and Kumamoto Prefs., and Shikoku Is. Range in Japan
Origin Biwako Lake, Japan.
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on seed release of ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis).
Impact Competition with native bitterlings in oviposition site bivalves.
Affected organism: Native bitterling species.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-06)
  • 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)