Misgurnus anguillicaudatus in Japan
Point map (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) | Occurrence records | Field guide | Gazetteer | Country Species Summary
Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance Ref.
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations Ref.
Freshwater Yes
Brackish No
Saltwater No
Live export
Bait No
Gamefish No
Abundance Ref.

Found in Hokkaido (Ref. 37812). Also recorded from Lake Biwa (Ref. 78994). Considered a delicacy in Japan and a cooking method has been developed wherein live dojo are dropped in a pot of cold water containing a block of bean curd (tofu); fish burrow into the tofu and get cooked in it as the water is heated up; the block of tofu when sliced show segments of dojo (Ref. 44091). Status of threat in the 2005 Red Data Book of Shiga Prefecture: data deficient so caution needed (Ref. 79825). Also Ref. 27732, 43281.

Status of threat: Data deficient (Ref. 94887).

States/Provinces Ehime (native), Fukuoka (native), Hyogo (native), Kagawa (native), Kagoshima (native), Kochi (native), Miyazaki (native), Nagasaki (native), Okinawa (native), Osaka (native), Saga (native), Shiga (native), Tokushima (native), Toyama (native), Wakayama (native), Yamaguchi (native)
States/Provinces Complete? Yes
National Checklist
Country information https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ja.html
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Agustin, Liza Q.
Modified by Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
Checked by Casal, Christine Marie V.
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