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Scientific Name Carassius auratus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names Goldfish
Goldfisch (Germany), Pez Dorado (Spain), Poisson Rouge (France)
Type Locality China; Japanese rivers.
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Size 590mm or 23.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: central Asia and China, and Japan. Introduced throughout the world. Asian form of the goldfish. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
China Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Japan 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 322.
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Last Update 2017 Aug 15 14:50 (species record created: 2012 May 10 22:03)