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Freshwater Fish Species in Lake Biwa [Kyoto Prefecture, Japan]

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Fish Species in Lake Biwa

Largest freshwater lake in Japan; about 4 million years old; about 674 km3 volume of water; 11 endemic fish species

[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=3]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Lepomis macrochirus Centrarchidae benthopelagic 41 TL 3.3 introduced
Micropterus salmoides Centrarchidae benthopelagic 97 TL 3.8 introduced
Sarcocheilichthys variegatus microoculus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.0 native
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Page generated June 30, 2003 from Fishbase.org. Page created by: Jen, 15.11.01, last modified by Jen, 20.09.02.

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