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Acheilognathus tabira tabira

Basic information
Scientific name Acheilognathus tabira tabira

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Common names
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range C & W Honshu and NE Shikoku Island, Japan.
Habitat Usually rocky and sometimes sandy or muddy bottom in Biwako Lake. Some small ponds and canals irrigation.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Aomori and Shimane Prefs. Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on seed release of Ayu sweetfish (Plecoglossus a. altivelis).
Impact Potentially: Competition for bivalves as oviposition site.
Affected organism: Other native bitterlings.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-03)
  • Kawanabe et al. (eds) (2002) Freshwater Fishes of Japan, 3rd ed.. Yama-kei Publishers, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2010) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)