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Squalidus biwae

Basic information
Scientific name Squalidus biwae (No picture)
Common names Sugomoroko
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Biwako Lake, Japan
Habitat Lakes and lower rivers.
Invasion information
Range in Japan The Kanto Plain, Shizuoka Pref., and Kochi Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Biwako Lake, Japan
Date Unknown.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on seed release of ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis).
Impact Unknown impact.
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 2010-12-07) http://www.fishbase.org/search.cfm
  • 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)