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Acheilognathus typus

Basic information
Scientific name Acheilognathus typus

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Common names Zenitanago
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Central to nothern Honshu, Japan.
Habitat Lowland lakes and ponds, and small streams.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Nagano and Shizuoka Pref. (Suwako Lake and Tenryugawa River System). Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan.
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on introduction of bivalves (Cristaria plicata) as oviposition site for the bitterlings.
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)