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Zacco platypus

Basic information
Scientific name Zacco platypus

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Common names Freshwater minnow
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range W Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, E Continental China, N Vietnam, Japan (C to W Honshu, N Shikoku, and N Kyushu).
Habitat Middle to lower part of rivers, lakes and ponds.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Tohoku District, Pacific side of Shikoku, Dogo (Oki Islands), Nakadorijima Is. (Goto Islands), Tanegashima Is. (Osumi Islands), and Tokunoshima Is. (Amami Is.) Range in Japan
Origin Biwako Lake, Japan.
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on seed release of ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis).
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan Capture of this species is controled by several local governments.
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)