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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. asotus specimens have three pairs of barbels (one maxillary, two mandibular), while adult fish have only two pairs (one maxillary, one mandibular); second pair of mandibular barbels degenerates. This species grows to 130 cm (51 in) in total length.
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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 infundibulovagina <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[3]
Brentisentis yangtzensis[3]
Centrocestus armatus[3]
Clavinema parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum chromatophorum[3]
Diplostomum hupehensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum niedashui <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum rutili[3]
Dollfustrema foochowensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Dollfustrema vaneyi[3]
Echinochasmus japonicus <Unverified Name>[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]
Genarchopsis goppo[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[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[3]
Orientocreadium siluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Pallisentis celatus[3]
Parabucephalopsis parasiluri[3]
Paradilepis scolecina[3]
Paraproteocephalus parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Philometroides parasiluri <Unverified Name>[3]
Phyllodistomum parasiluri[3]
Phyllodistomum pawlowskii <Unverified Name>[3]
Prosorhynchoides ozakii[1]
Prosorhynchoides wui[3]
Prosorhynchus pentangularis[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 avicularia <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides botulovagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides calyciflorus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides dissimilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides exima <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides japonicus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides meticulosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides obscura <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides persculpus <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides sigmoidvagina <Unverified Name>[3]
Silurodiscoides valga <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[3]
Thaparocleidus avicularia <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus botulovagina[3]
Thaparocleidus calyciflorus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus clavicula[3]
Thaparocleidus cochleavagina[3]
Thaparocleidus cornucirrus[3]
Thaparocleidus curvilamellis[3]
Thaparocleidus disjunctus[3]
Thaparocleidus disparidentata[3]
Thaparocleidus dissimilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus dorsocirrus[3]
Thaparocleidus forficula[3]
Thaparocleidus hamatovagina[3]
Thaparocleidus infundibulovagina[3]
Thaparocleidus japonicus[3]
Thaparocleidus lingmoeni[3]
Thaparocleidus macracanthus[3]
Thaparocleidus magnicirrus[3]
Thaparocleidus markevitschi[3]
Thaparocleidus mediacanthus[3]
Thaparocleidus megacephala[3]
Thaparocleidus meticulosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus moriformis[3]
Thaparocleidus mutabilis[3]
Thaparocleidus obscurus[3]
Thaparocleidus omegavagina[3]
Thaparocleidus persculpus <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus rarissimus[3]
Thaparocleidus sigmoidovagina[3]
Thaparocleidus valga <Unverified Name>[3]
Thaparocleidus varicus[3]
Thaparocleidus wallagonius[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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