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Acheilognathus tabira erythropterus

Basic information
Scientific name Acheilognathus tabira erythropterus

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Major synonym Acheilognathus tabira subsp.2
Common names Red tabira bitterling, Akahire-tabira
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Miyagi, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Chiba, Tokyo Prefs., Japan
Habitat Lowland rivers (frequently around river mouse), lakes and ponds.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Aomori Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan.
Date Unknown.
Route Unknown.
Impact Competition with native bitterlings in oviposition site bivalves.
Native organism(s) affected: Native bitterling species.
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 2010-12-06)
  • 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)