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Carassius auratus langsdorfii

Basic information
Scientific name Carassius auratus langsdorfii

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Common names Gin-buna
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range East Asia. Taiwan, Korean Peninsula, Continental China, and entire Japan including Ryukyu Archipelago.
Habitat Backwater in lower part of rivers or bifurcation of rivers. Lowland swamp.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Okinawa Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan
Date Unknown.
Route Deliberate introduction
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan Capture of this species is controled by several local governments.
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)
  • etc.