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Salvelinus leucomaenis subspp.

Basic information
Scientific name Salvelinus leucomaenis subspp.

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Common names Chum salmon, Japanese char, Whitespotted char, East siberian char
Higher taxon Salmonidae, Salmoniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range E Russia (Navarin to Kamchatka), NE Korean Peninsula, Sakhalin, Chishima (Kuril) Islands, and Japan (Hokkaido and Honshu)
Habitat Rivers.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Released to almost entire Japan. Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan
Date Non-native population in Chuzenjiko Lake (Tochigi Pref.) was introduced in 1873.
Route Deliberate: For fishery.
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 2010-12-07)
  • 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)