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bitterling

(ˈbɪtəlɪŋ)
n
(Animals) a small brightly coloured European freshwater cyprinid fish, Rhodeus sericeus: a popular aquarium fish
[C19: from German; see bitter + -ling1]
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Paddy agriculture impacts substantially on the biodiversity of floodplains, including freshwater mussels and bitterlings.
In Japan, mussel species conservation deserves urgent attention as 11 endemic species and 7 subspecies of bitterling (a freshwater fish) require live freshwater mussels for their reproduction.
Several mussel species, including Unio douglasiae nipponensis and the endangered bitterling Acheilognatlius longipinnis, were abundant in the latter until 2006, at which point they disappeared (Ogawa et al.
Artificial reduction of water levels after September is also important for the endangered bitterling Acheilognathus longipinnis, which oviposits in Unio douglasiae nipponensis in relatively shallow waters (250-330 mm) from September to October, the nonirrigated season (Nishio et al.
Bitterling fishes (Cyprinidae: Acheilognathinae): current threats and conservation.
Host mussel utilization of the Itasenpara bitterling (Acheilognathus longipinnis) in the Moo River in Himi, Japan.
Approximately 40 species of bitterlings (Cyprinidae, Pisces) have been described from south-eastern Asia, Chinese mainland, and Japan, of which 14 species are found in Korea (Kim & Park 2002).
The bitterling-mussels relationship is thought of a mutualistic relationship: bitterlings use mussels as spawning hosts while mussels take advantage of bitterlings to disperse their glochidia (Wheeler 1978).
Bitterlings have morphological, physiological and behavioural adaptations for using host mussels, thereby serving as a valuable evolutionary ecology model system (Oshiumi & Kitamura 2009).
The reproductive ecology of the Japan bitterlings (e.
These bitterlings have four potential host mussel species: L.
After all data were recorded, the captured bitterlings were immediately released back into the stream.