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Rhodeus ocellatus (Rosy bitterling)

Synonyms: Pseudoperilampus ocellatus; Rhodeus hwanghoensis; Rhodeus kurumeus; Rhodeus maculatus; Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus; Rhodeus ocellatus ocellatus; Rhodeus pingi; Rhodeus wangkinfui

Wikipedia Abstract

The rosy bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus) is a small freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae (carp). Females are about 40-50 mm long and males are 50-80 mm. Their bodies are flat with an argent-colored luster. However, males change to a reddish (sometimes purple) color during the spawning season (March to September) which functions to attract females. This reddish color is similar to the color of a red rose, which is why it is called a rosy bitterling.
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Honshu - Shikoku - Kyushu Japan Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Shiga Highland Biosphere Reserve 32124 Honshu, Japan  

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Centrocestus armatus <Unverified Name>[1]
Centrocestus taiwanense <Unverified Name>[1]
Clinostomum complanatum <Unverified Name>[1]
Clonorchis sinensis (human liver fluke)[1]
Dactylogyrus chongqingensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Dactylogyrus oblongus <Unverified Name>[1]
Dactylogyrus rhodeusi <Unverified Name>[1]
Echinochasmus fujianensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Echinochasmus japonicus <Unverified Name>[1]
Exorchis oviformis[1]
Haplorchis pumilio <Unverified Name>[1]
Liolope copulans[1]
Metagonimus yokogawai[1]
Stamnosoma armatum <Unverified Name>[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.kurumeus
 ocellatus

Distribution

Asia - Inland waters; Asia: endemic to Japan.; China; Japan; Lake Biwa;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access