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Paramisgurnus dabryanus

Basic information
Scientific name Paramisgurnus dabryanus

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Common names Kara-dojou
Higher taxon Cobitidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Continental China, Hainan Is., Taiwan, Indochina Peninsula, and Korean Peninsula.
Habitat In and around rice field.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Miyagi, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Shizuoka, Nagano, Fukui, Mie, Shiga, Nara, Kagawa and Ehime Prefs., for example. Details unknown, due to difficulty of identification (similar to a native weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus). Range in Japan
Origin China or South Korea.
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on imported weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
Impact Potentially: Competition and hybridization with native weatherfish.
Native organism(s) affected: Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
Regulation in Japan Release of this species is prohibited in Aichi Pref.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-09)
  • Horii et al. (2009) Aquatic organisms of irrigation reservoirs in the Yamato Plain, Nara Prefecture. Bull Biogeogr Soc Japan. 64, 149-164 (in Jpn with English abst)
  • 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)
  • Umemura et al. (2011) First record of Paramisgurnus dabryanus Accompanied with the invasion of Chinese lineage of Misgurnus anguillicaudatus in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Bull Biogeogr Soc Japan. 66, 85-92 (in Jpn with English abst)
  • Shimizu & Takagi (2010) Two genetic clades in populations of Paramisgurnus dabryanus, an exotic invader in Ehime Prefecture. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology. 57, 125-134 (in Jpn with English abst)
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.