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Scientific Name Macropodus opercularis  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names Paradise Fish
Roter Macropode (Germany)
Type Locality Asia [probably Canton (Guangzhou), obtained from the Swedish East-Asia Company].
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Size 67mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: China, from Yangtze basin to the south, on Hainan Island, in Taiwan, north Viet Nam; introduced to the tropical and subtropical world. Very popular with aquarists and has been widely transported around the world.
China Waters, Yangtze (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Taiwan Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2010.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1, pp 283
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Last Update 2020 Jul 16 12:14 (species record created: 2011 Sep 21 11:25)