List of Freshwater Fishes for Japan

Number of freshwater fish species: 297 The tables below were generated from Fishbase.org - A project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. All links below take you to pages on the fishbase.org site.
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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Abbottina rivularis native Chinese false gudgeon Tsuchifuki 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acanthogobius flavimanus native Yellowfin goby Mahaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acanthogobius hasta native  Hazekuchi 
Perciformes Gobiidae Acanthogobius lactipes native  Ashishirohaze 
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus latus native Yellowfin seabream Kichinu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus cyanostigma native Striped bitterling Ichimonjitanago 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus longipinnis native Deepbody bitterling Itasenpara 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus macropterus introduced   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus melanogaster native  Tanago 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus rhombeus native  Kanehira 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus tabira erythropterus native  Red tabira bitterling 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus tabira jordani native  Southern red tabira bitterling 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus tabira nakamurae native  Blotched tabira bitterling 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus tabira tabira native  Shirohiretabira 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus tabira tohokuensis native  Northern red tabira bitterling 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Acheilognathus typus native  Zenitanago 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser mikadoi native Sakhalin sturgeon Chôzame 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser sinensis native Chinese sturgeon Kara-chôzame 
Perciformes Cichlidae Amatitlania nigrofasciata introduced Convict cichlid  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis interrupta native Long-spined glass perchlet Nanyô-takasago-ishimochi 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenia native Banded-tail glassy perchlet Takasago-ishimochi 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla anguilla not established European eel Unagi 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla australis australis not established Shortfin eel  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla japonica native Japanese eel Unagi 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla marmorata native Giant mottled eel Ô-unagi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aphyocypris chinensis native Chinese bleak Hinamoroko 
Perciformes Apogonidae Apogon amboinensis native Amboina cardinalfish Amami ishimochi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aristichthys nobilis introduced Bighead carp Kokuren 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous melanocephalus native Largesnout goby Kuro-minamihaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous ocellaris native  Minamihaze 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula barbatula native Stone loach Fukudojô 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula nuda native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Barbatula toni native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Biwia tama native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Biwia zezera native  Zezera 
Perciformes Gobiidae Caragobius urolepis native Scaleless worm goby Asagarahaze 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus auratus native Goldfish Kin-buna 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus buergeri native  Naga-buna 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus grandoculis endemic  Nigoro-buna 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus langsdorfii native  Gin-buna 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius carassius native Crucian carp Funa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius cuvieri native Japanese (white) crucian carp Gengorô-buna 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chaenogobius annularis native Forktongue goby Forktongue goby 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chaenogobius castaneus native Biringo Biringo 
Perciformes Gobiidae Chaenogobius scrobiculatus native   
Perciformes Channidae Channa argus argus introduced Snakehead Kamuruchi 
Perciformes Channidae Channa asiatica native Small snakehead Kôtai 
Perciformes Channidae Channa maculata introduced Blotched snakehead Taiwan-dojô 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias batrachus introduced Walking catfish  
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias fuscus introduced Whitespotted clarias Hirenamazu 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Clupea pallasii pallasii native Pacific herring Nishin 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis biwae native  Japanese striped loach 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis matsubarai native  Yamato-shima-dojo 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis shikokuensis native  Hina-ishi-dojo 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis striata native  Suji-shima-dojô 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis taenia native Spined loach Tairiku-shima-dojô 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Cobitis takatsuensis endemic  Ishi-dojô 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Coilia nasus native Japanese grenadier anchovy Etsu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus clupeaformis not established Lake whitefish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus lavaretus introduced Common whitefish  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus maraena introduced Maraena whitefish  
Siluriformes Bagridae Coreobagrus ichikawai endemic Neko-gigi Nekogigi 
Perciformes Percichthyidae Coreoperca kawamebari native  Oyanirami 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus amblystomopsis native Sakhalin sculpin Ezohana-kajika 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus hangiongensis native  Kankyo-kajika 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus kazika native Fourspine sculpin Kamakiri 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus nozawae native  Hana-kajika 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus pollux native Japanese fluvial sculpin Kajika 
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus reinii native  Utsusemi-kajika 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Crenimugil heterocheilos native Half fringelip mullet Nagare-fûrai-bora 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella introduced Grass carp Sôgyo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Koi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio albolineatus introduced Pearl danio  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio rerio introduced Zebra danio  
Gadiformes Gadidae Eleginus gracilis native Saffron cod Komai 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris acanthopoma native  Chichibumodoki 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Tenjiku-kawa-anago 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris melanosoma native Broadhead sleeper Okamehaze 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris oxycephala native  Kawa-anago 
Perciformes Gobiidae Favonigobius gymnauchen native Sharp-nosed sand goby Himehaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Favonigobius reichei native Indo-Pacific tropical sand goby Minami-himehaze 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish Kadayashi 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus native Three-spined stickleback Hariyo 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus microcephalus native  Hariyo 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius aureus native Golden tank goby Konjikihaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius bicirrhosus native  Agohigehaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius celebius native Celebes goby Iwahaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius olivaceus native  Urohaze 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gnathopogon caerulescens native  Honmoroko 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gnathopogon elongatus native  Tamoroko 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiodon rivulatus native Rippled coralgoby Akaten-kobanhaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnogobius breunigii native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnogobius isaza endemic  Isaza 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnogobius laevis native  Juzukakehaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnogobius opperiens native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnogobius petschiliensis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnogobius taranetzi native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Gymnogobius urotaenia native  Ukigori 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemibarbus barbus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemibarbus labeo native Barbel steed Nigoi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemibarbus longirostris native  Zunaga-nigoi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemibarbus maculatus native Spotted steed  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemiculter leucisculus native Sharpbelly  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hemigrammocypris rasborella native  Kawabatamoroko 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys heptagonus native Belly pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Hippichthys penicillus native Beady pipefish Ganten-ishi-yôji 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Hucho perryi native Japanese huchen Itô 
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Huso dauricus native Kaluga Dauria-chôzame 
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Hypomesus nipponensis native Japanese smelt Wakasagi 
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Hypomesus olidus native Pond smelt Ishikarai-wakasagi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp Hakuren 
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Hyporhamphus intermedius native  Kurume-sayori 
Perciformes Eleotridae Hypseleotris cyprinoides native Tropical carp-gudgeon Tanago-modoki 
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus introduced Channel catfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ischikauia steenackeri native  Wataka 
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Kareius bicoloratus native Stone flounder Ishigarei 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia boninensis native  Togenaga-yugoi 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia marginata native Dark-margined flagtail Yugoi 
Perciformes Kuhliidae Kuhlia rupestris native Rock flagtail Okuchi-yugoi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohita not established Rohu  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra camtschatica native Arctic lamprey Kawa-yatsume 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra reissneri native Far Eastern brook lamprey Suna-yatsume 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra tridentata native Pacific lamprey Mitsuba-yatsume 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi Akame 
Perciformes Latidae Lates japonicus endemic Japanese lates Okinokoi 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Lefua echigonia native  Hotokedojô 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Lefua nikkonis endemic  Ezo-hotokedojô 
Perciformes Gobiidae Lentipes armatus native  Yoroi-bôzuhaze 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus not established Green sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus introduced Bluegill Burûgiru 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Leptobotia curta endemic Kissing loach Ayu-mokodi 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lethenteron kessleri native Siberian brook lamprey Shiberia yatsume 
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lethenteron matsubarai native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Leucopsarion petersii native  Shiro-uo 
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Liobagrus reinii native  Akaza 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza affinis native Eastern keelback mullet Sesuji-bora 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza macrolepis native Largescale mullet Ko-bora 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza subviridis native Greenback mullet Anpin-bora 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza vaigiensis native Squaretail mullet Oni-bora 
Perciformes Gobiidae Luciogobius albus endemic  Dôkutsu-mimizuhaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Luciogobius pallidus endemic  Ido-mimizuhaze 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Macropodus ocellatus native Roundtail paradisefish Chôsen-buna 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Macropodus opercularis native Paradise fish Taiwan-kingyo 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mangarinus waterousi native  Uchiwahaze 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Megalobrama amblycephala introduced Wuchang bream  
Elopiformes Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides native Indo-Pacific tarpon Isegoi 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes argenteus native Silver grunter Nise-shima-isaki 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes cancellatus native Tapiroid grunter Yokoshima-isaki 
Perciformes Terapontidae Mesopristes iravi native   
Perciformes Odontobutidae Micropercops swinhonis native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus brachyurus native Short-tailed pipefish Tengu-yôji 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus millepunctatus native Shorttail pipefish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis jagorii native   
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis leiaspis native Barhead pipefish Issen-yôji 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis retzii native Ragged-tail pipefish Tani-youji 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu introduced Smallmouth bass Kokuchibasu 
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides introduced Largemouth bass Okuchibasu 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus native Oriental weatherfish Dojô 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus mizolepis native   
Perciformes Monodactylidae Monodactylus argenteus native Silver moony Himetsubameuo 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus albus native Swamp eel Ta-unagi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Moroco jouyi native  Takahaya 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Moroco steindachneri native  Aburahaya 
Perciformes Moronidae Morone saxatilis not established Striped bass  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet Bora 
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius fusca native  Futahoshihaze 
Anguilliformes Muraenesocidae Muraenesox cinereus native Daggertooth pike conger Hamo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Mylopharyngodon piceus introduced Black carp Ao-uo 
Osmeriformes Salangidae Neosalanx reganius endemic  Ariakehime-shira-uo 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Niwaella delicata native  Ajime-dojô 
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Odontesthes bonariensis introduced Pejerrey Rapurata-tougoroo 
Perciformes Odontobutidae Odontobutis hikimius native  Ishi-donko 
Perciformes Odontobutidae Odontobutis obscura native  Donko 
Perciformes Blenniidae Omobranchus ferox native Gossamer blenny Kawaginpo 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus gorbuscha native Pink salmon Karafutomasu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus iwame endemic Iwame trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus keta native Chum salmon Shiro-sake 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutch native Coho salmon Gin-zake 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus masou masou native Cherry salmon Amago 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced Rainbow trout Masu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus nerka native Sockeye salmon Himemasu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus rhodurus native  Biwamasu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha native Chinook salmon Masunosuke 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsariichthys uncirostris native Three-lips Hasu 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus introduced Blue tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis macrochir not established Longfin tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Kawasuzume 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Chikadai 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis urolepis hornorum introduced Wami tilapia  
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias latipes native Japanese rice fish Medaka 
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias sinensis native   
Perciformes Osphronemidae Osphronemus goramy introduced Giant gourami Guurami 
Perciformes Cichlidae Otopharynx lithobates introduced   
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis ranga introduced Indian glassy fish  
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Paramisgurnus dabryanus introduced   
Siluriformes Bagridae Pelteobagrus nudiceps native  Gigi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus lagowskii native Amur minnow Abura haya 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus oxycephalus native Chinese minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phoxinus percnurus native Lake minnow Yachi ugui 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis cancrivorus native Longfin snake-eel Minami-hotate-umihebi 
Osmeriformes Plecoglossidae Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis native Ayu Ayu 
Osmeriformes Plecoglossidae Plecoglossus altivelis ryukyuensis endemic Ryukyu ayu-fish Ryukyu-ayu 
Perciformes Haemulidae Plectorhinchus gibbosus native Harry hotlips  
Siluriformes Plotosidae Plotosus lineatus native Striped eel catfish Gonzui 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata introduced Guppy Guppii 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Poecilia sphenops introduced Molly  
Perciformes Latidae Psammoperca waigiensis native Waigieu seaperch Akame-modoki 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudapocryptes elongatus native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Pseudobagrus aurantiacus native  Ariake-gibachi 
Siluriformes Bagridae Pseudobagrus ransonnettii native   
Siluriformes Bagridae Pseudobagrus tokiensis native  Gibachi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudogobio esocinus native  Kamatsuka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora parva native Stone moroko Motsugo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pseudorasbora pumila native Moroco Shinai-motsugo 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus introduced Vermiculated sailfin catfish  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius kaibarae native  Minami-tomiyo 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius pungitius native Ninespine stickleback Ibara-tomiyo 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius sinensis native Amur stickleback Tomiyo 
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius tymensis native Sakhalin stickleback Ezo-tomiyo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pungtungia herzi native  Mugitsuku 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pungtungia hilgendorfi native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pungtungia shiraii native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Redigobius bikolanus native Speckled goby Hinahaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius brunneus native Amur goby Yoshinobori 
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius flumineus native  Kawa-yoshinobori 
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius giurinus native  Gokuraku-haze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius nagoyae nagoyae native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Rhinogobius similis native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus atremius native Kyushu bitterling Kazetogetanago 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus ocellatus introduced Rosy bitterling Tairiku-baratanago 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus sciosemus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus smithii endemic  Nippon-baratanago 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhodeus suigensis native  Suigen-zenitanago 
Perciformes Rhyacichthyidae Rhyacichthys aspro native Loach goby Tsubasahaze 
Osmeriformes Salangidae Salangichthys ishikawae native  Ishikawa-shira-uo 
Osmeriformes Salangidae Salangichthys microdon native Japanese icefish Shira-uo 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta trutta introduced Sea trout  
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis introduced Brook trout Kawamasu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus japonicus endemic  Kirikuchi char 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus leucomaenis imbrius native  Iwana 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus leucomaenis leucomaenis native Whitespotted char Amemasu 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus leucomaenis pluvius native  Iwana 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus malma malma native Dolly varden Oshorokoma 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus malma miyabei endemic Miyabe charr Miyabe-iwana 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus namaycush introduced Lake trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Sarcocheilichthys biwaensis endemic  Abura-higai 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Sarcocheilichthys variegatus microoculus endemic  Biwa-higai 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Sarcocheilichthys variegatus variegatus native  Kawa-higai 
Perciformes Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron not established Blackchin tilapia  
Perciformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius ampluvinculus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius marmoratus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Schismatogobius roxasi native  Esohaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus japonicus native  Bôzuhaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus lagocephalus native Bichique  
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopterus macrostetholepis native  Ruri-bôzuhaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopus leprurus native  Kaeruhaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Sicyopus zosterophorum native  Aka-bôzuhaze 
Perciformes Sillaginidae Sillago sihama native Silver sillago Kisu 
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurus asotus native Amur catfish Namazu 
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurus biwaensis endemic Lake Biwa catfish Biwako-ônamazu 
Siluriformes Siluridae Silurus lithophilus endemic  Iwatoko-namazu 
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Spirinchus lanceolatus endemic  Shishamo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalidus chankaensis biwae endemic  Sugomoroko 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalidus gracilis gracilis native  Ito-moroko 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalidus homozonus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Squalidus japonicus japonicus native  Deme-moroko 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius genivittatus native Chinstripe goby Tanekawahaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stenogobius ophthalmoporus native  Dôkehaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon atropurpureus native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon elegans native  Nanyô-bôzuhaze 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon imperiorientis native   
Perciformes Gobiidae Stiphodon percnopterygionus native   
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Strophidon sathete native Slender giant moray Onaga-utsubo 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Takifugu obscurus native  Mefugu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tanakia lanceolata native  Yari-tanago 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tanakia limbata native Oily bitterling Aburabote 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tanakia tanago endemic Tokyo bitterling Miyakotanago 
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon Kotohiki 
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia buttikoferi introduced   
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia sparrmanii introduced Banded tilapia  
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia zillii introduced Redbelly tilapia  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tinca tinca introduced Tench  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Trachidermus fasciatus native Roughskin sculpin ヤマノカミ 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tribolodon brandtii native Pacific redfin Maruta ugui 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tribolodon ezoe native  Ezo-ugui 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tribolodon hakonensis native Big-scaled redfin Ugui 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tribolodon nakamurai native  Ukekuchi-ugui 
Perciformes Gobiidae Tridentiger brevispinis native  Numa-chichibu 
Perciformes Gobiidae Tridentiger kuroiwae native  Naganogori 
Perciformes Gobiidae Tridentiger obscurus native Dusky tripletooth goby Chichibu 
Perciformes Gobiidae Tridentiger trigonocephalus native Chameleon goby Shimahaze 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus hellerii introduced Green swordtail  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus introduced Southern platyfish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Zacco platypus native Freshwater minnow Oikawa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Zacco sieboldii endemic  Numamutsu 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Zacco temminckii native Dark chub Kawamutsu 

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