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Oncorhynchus masou masou

Basic information
Scientific name Oncorhynchus masou masou

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Common names Cherry salmon, Masu salmon
Higher taxon Salmonidae, Salmoniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Kamchatka, E Korean Peninsula, Sakhalin, and Japan (Hokkaido, Central to northern Honshu, and Kyushu)
Habitat Rivers with fast stream and backwater, and sea.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Rerealsed to wide area. Details unknown. Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan.
Date Routinely introduced.
Route Deliberate: For fishery, sports fishing.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan Capture of this species is controled by several local governments.
Introduced range in other countries Chile (from Japan in 1972-1973)
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)
  • Miyaji et al. (1963) Freshwater Fishes of Japan in Color. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)