This species was introduced to Nu'uanu Reservoir in Oahu, Hawaii in 1940, but was extirpated during a drought of 1984 (Brock 1960; Maciolek 1984; Welcomme 1988; Devick 1991a, b; Yamamoto and Tagawa 2000; Mundy 2005).
Puntius semifasciolatus is established on Singapore where it was introduced sometime before 1912 (Alfred 1966; Ng et al. 1993), was reported from a swamp in Papua New Guinea in 1966 (Glucksman et al. 1976), and is introduced in Lake Khanka, Russia (Svirsky and Barbanshchikov 2010)
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Puntius semifasciolatus are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
References: (click for full references)
Alfred, E.R. 1966. The fresh-water fishes of Singapore. Zoologische Verhandelingen 78:1-68.
Axelrod, H.R., W.E. Burgess, N. Pronek, and J.G. Walls. 1985. Dr. Axelrod's atlas of freshwater aquarium fishes. Tropical Fish Hobbyist Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ.
Brock, V.E. 1960. The introduction of aquatic animals into Hawaiian waters. International Revue der Gesamten Hydrobiologie 45:463-480.
Devick, W.S. 1991a. Disturbances and fluctuations in the Wahiawa Reservoir ecosystem. Project F-14-R-15, Job 4, Study I. Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Devick, W.S. 1991b. Patterns of introductions of aquatic organisms to Hawaiian freshwater habitats. Pages 189-213 in New directions in research, management and conservation of Hawaiian freshwater stream ecosystems. Proceedings of the 1990 symposium on freshwater stream biology and fisheries management, Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Glucksman, J., G. West, and T.M. Berra. 1976. The introduced fishes of Papua New Guinea with special reference to Tilapia mossambica. Biological Conservation 9:37-44.
Kottelat, M. 2001. Fishes of Laos. Wildlife Heritage Trust, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Maciolek, J.A. 1984. Exotic fishes in Hawaii and other islands of Oceania. Pages 131-161 in Courtenay, W.R., Jr., and J.R. Stauffer, Jr, eds. Distribution, biology, and management of exotic fishes. John Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD.
Mundy, B.C. 2005. Fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Zoology, Number 6.
Ng, P.K.L., L.M. Chou, and T.J. Lam. 1993. The status and impact of introduced freshwater animals in Singapore. Biological Conservation 64:19-24.
Petrovicky, I. 1988. Aquarium fish of the world. Hamlyn, London, England.
Svirsky, V.G., and E.I. Barbanshchikov. 2010. Biological invasions as an element of anthropogenic pressure upon the aquatic biotic communities in Lake Khanka. Russian Journal of Biological Invasions 1:21-25.
Talwar, P.K., and A.G. Jhingran. 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. AA Balkema, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Welcomme, R.L. 1988. International introductions of inland aquatic species. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 294. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5628E/X5628E00.htm.
Yamamoto, M.N., and A.W. Tagawa. 2000. Hawaii's native and exotic freshwater animals. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI.
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