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Scientific Name Silurus biwaensis  (Tomoda, 1961)
Common Name
Type Locality Offshore of Onoé, Lake Biwa-ko, Japan.
Pronunciation See loo russ
Etymology From the Greek silouros which is the name of the fish. Refering to Lake Biwa, where the species was first found.
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Size 1180mm or 46.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: Endemic to Lake Biwa, Japan.
Japan Waters, Biwa (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Memoirs of the College of Science, Kyoto University (Ser. B) v. 28 (no. 3, art. 5), pp348, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 11 05:38 (species record created: 2012 Aug 14 12:33)