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Carassius cuvieri

Basic information
Scientific name Carassius cuvieri

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Common names Gengoro-buna, Herabuna
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Biwako-Yodogawa River System, Japan
Habitat Lakes and ponds.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Origin Biwako Lake and Osaka, Japan
Date Introduction to Kasumigaura Lake was in 1930-1931.
Route Deliberate: For fishery and sports fishing (often recognized as “Hera-buna” in sports fishing).
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Introduced from Japan to South Korea and China in 1970s. Also from Japan to Taiwan, in unknown period.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-03)
  • Kawanabe et al. (eds) (2001) Freshwater Fishes of Japan, 2nd ed.. Yama-kei Publishers, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2010) 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)
  • etc.