New mtDNA data reveal a wide distribution of the Japanese ginbuna Carassius langsdorfii in Europe

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  • L. Kalous,

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    • Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Science Prague, 165 21 Praha 6–Suchdol, Czech Republic
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  • K. Rylková,

    1. Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Science Prague, 165 21 Praha 6–Suchdol, Czech Republic
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  • J. Bohlen,

    1. Laboratory of Fish Genetics, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, 277 21 Liběchov, Czech Republic
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  • R. Šanda,

    1. Department of Zoology, National Museum, Václavské náměstí 68, 115 79 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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  • M. Petrtýl

    1. Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Science Prague, 165 21 Praha 6–Suchdol, Czech Republic
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Abstract

In this study, records on the occurrence of the Japanese ginbuna Carassius langsdorfii from northern Germany, north-western Italy and southern Bosnia and Herzegovina are presented. The new findings, in addition to former studies reported in the Czech Republic and Greece, show that C. langsdorfii is much more widespread in Europe than was previously believed.

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