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Acheilognathus rhombeus

Basic information
Scientific name Acheilognathus rhombeus

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Common names Kanehira
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Western Korean Peninsula and western Japan (Biwako-Yodogawa River System to NW Kyushu Is.).
Habitat Slow small streams such as canals irrigation.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Miyagi and Ibaraki Prefs (Kasumigaura Lake River System). Range in Japan
Origin Kinki District, Japan
Date Establishment in Kasumigaura Lake was by 1973-1978.
Route Unknown.
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)
  • Yanai et al. (2008) The introduction process in alien fishes found from Lake Kasumigaura and Kitaura. Bull Ibaraki Pref Freshwater Fishery Exper St. 41, 47-54 (in Jpn)