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Pseudorasbora parva

Basic information
Scientific name Pseudorasbora parva

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Common names Stone moroko, False razbora, Topmouth gudgeon, Topmouth minnow, etc.
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Japan (central to western part), eastern continental China, Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan.
Habitat Lakes, ponds, and lower rivers. Especially in muddy bottom.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hokkaido, Tohoku District, and Okinawa Pref. In the native range in Japan, introduction from continental China could have been occur (details unknown). Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Unknown.
Route Unknown.
Impact Unknown impact. If Chinese population is introduced, hybridization with native population occur.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Europe (except Northern Europe), Western to Central Asia. Introduced in 1970s to 2000s.
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)
  • etc.