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Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Synonym
  • Leuciscus parva Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  • Fundulus virescens Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  • Leuciscus pusillus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  • Micraspius mianowskii Dybowski, 1896
  • Pseudorasbora altipinna Nichols, 1925
Vernacular Name
Topmouth gudgeon
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
Invasive species
Remarks
Detail
Pseudorasbora parva has orignally an East Asia distribution. Its distribution range stretches from the Amur River drainage in Siberia to the Pearl River (Zhujiang) drainage in southeast China, and Japan (Kottelat and Freyhof 2007). Introduced to various areas in Europe and Asia (Welcomme 1988). There is no information available on the species population. Occurs in a wide variety of habitats, most abundantly in well vegetated small channels, ponds and small lakes (Kottelat and Freyhof 2007). Adults occur in cool running water. Feed on small insects, fish and fish eggs (Billard 1997), and plant material (Kottelat and Freyhof 2007). Usually breed in habitats with still or very slow-flowing water ((Kottelat and Freyhof 2007)). Regarded as pest which competes with the fry of other species due to its high reproductive rate (Welcomme 1988).
Book reference
  • Погребняк О.І., Курячий К.В., Сидоренко О.А. Іхтіофауна перспективної для заповідання ділянки русла річки Сухий Торець // Моніторинг та охорона біорізноманіття в Україні / Серія: «Conservation Biology in Ukraine». – 2020. – Вип.16, Т.3. – С.412-416.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Chordata
Gnathostomata
Actinopterygii
Cypriniformes
Cyprinidae