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Range DescriptionThe species is distributed in the Yangtze, Huaihe, Mingjiang and Zhujiang (Zheng 1989) rivers in southern and eastern China, and in northern Viet Nam (middle and upper Red River system and the Ma River). The species has recently been recorded from Hong Kong (Chan and Ho 2011), considered to be an introduction from the mainland.
Introduced from its native range to other parts of China (intensive culture and extensive stocking in all kinds of inland waters; Ma et al. 2003).