The first record of Misgurnus anguillicaudatus in Germany

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Oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus, from southern China, have been imported to Germany in large numbers for the garden pond trade. The first record of M. anguillicaudatus from Central Europe, a population that has been established for at least 14 years in a small nature reserve in Germany, is detailed.

Keywords: Europe; Germany; Misgurnus; alien species; introduction

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, M├╝ggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany and 2: Plattenhof, 64560 Riedstadt, Germany

Publication date: February 1, 2005

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