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Abbottina rivularis

Basic information
Scientific name Abbottina rivularis

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Common names Chinese false gudgeon
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range E Continental China, Korean Peninsula, and Japan (the Nobi Plain, Kinki District, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka Prefs.)
Habitat Lowland slow streams and canals irrigation, lakes and ponds.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Miyagi and Niigata Prefs., Kanto District, and Biwako Lake (Shiga Pref.) Range in Japan
Origin Biwako Lake, Japan.
Date Unknown. The first record in Kasumigaura Lake (Ibaraki Pref.) was in 1960.
Route Unknown. Possibly accidental: Hitchhiking with seed release of ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis).
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Laos, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-06)
  • 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)
  • Yanai et al. (2008) The introduction process in alien fishes found from Lake Kasumigaura and Kitaura. Bull Ibaraki Pref Freshwater Fishery Exper St. 41, 47-54 (in Jpn)