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Salvelinus fontinalis

Basic information
Scientific name Salvelinus fontinalis (No picture)
Common names Brook trout
Higher taxon Salmonidae, Salmoniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range E North America.
Habitat Cold lentic freshwater. Some population anadromous.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hokkaido, Tochigi, and Nagano Prefs. Range in Japan
Origin Colorado, USA.
Date 1901
Route Deliberate: For sports fishing.
Impact Potentially: Competition and hybridization with native species. Introduction to geographic range of whitespotted char Salvelinus leucomaenis will cause hybridization.
Affected organism: Native salmoid fishes such as whitespotted char Salvelinus leucomaenis.
Regulation in Japan Introduction to Hokkaido is prohibited. Capture of this species is controled by several local governments. Keeping this species is prohibited in Shiga Pref.
Introduced range in other countries Wide area of USA
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Ecol Soc Japan (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijin-Shokan. (in Jpn)
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-13)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • 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)