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Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

Basic information
Scientific name Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

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Common names Oriental weatherfish
Higher taxon Cobitidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Amur and southern area, continental China, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Hainan Is. N Vietnam, Ayeyarwady River, and Japan including Ryukyu Archipelago.
Habitat Swamps, rice fields, and small streams. Usually occur in lowland.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Populations imported from China and South Korea may escape and be established in wide area. Details unknown. Range in Japan
Origin China and South Korea.
Date Unknown.
Route Deliberate: Possibly escape of weatherfishes for food from China and South Korea.
Impact Potentially: Hybridization and competition with native populations.
Affected organism: Native conspecific populations.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Germany, Italy, Turkmenistan, USA mainland, Australia, Hawaii, Philippine, Palau, et.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-07)
  • 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)