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Cobitis biwae

Basic information
Scientific name Cobitis biwae

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Common names Japanese striped loach, Shima-dojou
Higher taxon Cobitidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Japan. Honshu Is. (except W Yamaguchi Pref.), Shikoku, and Oita Pref.
Habitat Sandy and grave bottom of middle to lower part of rivers.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Chuzenjiko Lake (Tochigi Pref.) and eastern Shizuoka Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Within Japan.
Date Unknown.
Route Unknown.
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)
  • 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)