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Silurus asotus (Far Eastern catfish; Japanese catfish; Amur catfish; Chinese catfish)

Synonyms: Parasilurus asotus; Parasilurus asotus asotus; Parasilurus japonicus; Silurus bedfordi; Silurus cinereus; Silurus dahuricus; Silurus dauuricus; Silurus japonicus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Amur catfish, or Japanese common catfish, Silurus asotus, is a species of catfish (sheatfish), family Siluridae. It is a large freshwater fish found in continental East Asia and in Japan. It prefers slow-flowing rivers, lakes, and irrigation canals. Its appearance is typical of a large silurid catfish. Larval S.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bach Ma National Park II 54733 Viet Nam
Fujian Wuyishan Nature Reserve V 206754 Fujian, China  

Prey / Diet

Carassius auratus (Goldfish)[1]
Hypomesus olidus (Pond smelt)[1]
Silurus asotus (Far Eastern catfish)[1]
Tachysurus fulvidraco (Banded catfish)[1]


Channa argus (Spotted snakehead)[1]
Ciconia boyciana (Oriental Stork)[2]
Silurus asotus (Far Eastern catfish)[1]


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus minor[3]
Ancylodiscoides asoti <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides botulovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides cochleavagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides cornucirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides curvilamellis <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides disjunctus <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides dorsocirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides exima <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides extina <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides hamatovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides infundibulovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides japonicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides lingmoeni <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides macracanthus <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides mediacanthus <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides mutabilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides obscura <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides omegavagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides sigmoidovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancylodiscoides varicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Asymphylodora hupehensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Asymphylodora japonica <Unverified Name>[3]
Azygia parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Brentisentis yangtzensis[3]
Bucephalopsis ovatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Bucephalopsis ozakii <Unverified Name>[3]
Bucephalopsis wui <Unverified Name>[3]
Centrocestus armatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Clavinema parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Clonorchis sinensis (human liver fluke)[3]
Diplostomum chromatophorum[3]
Diplostomum hupehensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum niedashui <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum rutili[3]
Dollfustrema foochowensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Dollfustrema vaneyi <Unverified Name>[3]
Echinochasmus japonicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Echinochasmus milvi[3]
Echinorhynchus parasiluri[3]
Exorchis dongtinghuensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Exorchis multivitellaris <Unverified Name>[3]
Exorchis ovariolobularis <Unverified Name>[3]
Exorchis oviformis[3]
Gangesia parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Gangesia spasskajae <Unverified Name>[3]
Genarches goppo <Unverified Name>[3]
Genarchopsis goppo <Unverified Name>[3]
Gnathostoma hispidum <Unverified Name>[3]
Gnathostoma nipponicum <Unverified Name>[3]
Gnathostoma spinigerum <Unverified Name>[3]
Goezia nankingensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Gryporhynchus pusillum <Unverified Name>[3]
Gyrodactylus gussevi <Unverified Name>[3]
Gyrodactylus parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Gyrodactylus sprostonae <Unverified Name>[3]
Isoparorchis hypselobagri <Unverified Name>[3]
Metagonimus yokogawai[3]
Nicolla plageorchis <Unverified Name>[3]
Opisthorchis parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Orientocreadium pseudobagri <Unverified Name>[3]
Orientocreadium siluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Pallisentis celatus[3]
Parabucephalopsis parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Paradilepis scolecina[3]
Paraproteocephalus parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Philometroides parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Phyllodistomum parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Phyllodistomum pawlowskii <Unverified Name>[3]
Prosorhynchoides ozakii[1]
Prosorhynchus pentangularis <Unverified Name>[3]
Proteocephalus parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudexorchis major <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudocapillaria salvelini <Unverified Name>[3]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[3]
Rhabdochona coronacauda <Unverified Name>[3]
Rhabdochona longispicula <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides anguloformis <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides asoti <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides avicularia <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides botulovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides calyciflorus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides clavicula <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides cochleavagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides cornucirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides curvilamellis <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides disjunctus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides disparidentata <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides dissimilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides dorsocirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides exima <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides forficula <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides infundibulovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides japonicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides lingmoeni <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides macracanthus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides magnicirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides markevitschi <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides mediacanthus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides megacephala <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides meticulosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides moriformis <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides mutabilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides obscura <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides omegavagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides persculpus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides rarissimus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides sigmoidovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides sigmoidvagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides valga <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides varicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides wulingensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Spinitectus gigi <Unverified Name>[3]
Spinitectus wulingensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirocamallanus fulvidraconis[3]
Spirocamallanus parasiluri[3]
Tenuispinosus siluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus asoti <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus avicularia <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus botulovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus calyciflorus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus clavicula <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus cochleavagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus cornucirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus curvilamellis <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus disjunctus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus disparidentata <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus dissimilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus dorsocirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus forficula <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus hamatovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus infundibulovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus japonicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus lingmoeni <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus macracanthus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus magnicirrus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus markevitschi <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus mediacanthus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus megacephala <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus meticulosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus moriformis <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus mutabilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus obscurus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus omegavagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus persculpus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus sigmoidovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus valga <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus varicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus wallagonius <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus wulingensis <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.

Range Map

Amur; Asia - Inland waters; China; Europe - Inland waters; Europe and Asia: Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, China, and Russia.; Han; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kum; Lake Baikal; Lake Biwa; Mongolia; Palearctic; Russian Federation; Sakhalin Island; Sumjin; Taiwan; Viet Nam; Yili River; Youngsan;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Oriental Stork, BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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