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Range DescriptionMetzia lineata has an East Asia distribution. In China, it is known from the Pearl River drainage in Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Guangdong Provinces, the Jiulong-Jiang River and Jin-Jiang River drainages in Fujian Province, the Red River drainage in Yunnan Province, Hainan Island and Taiwan (Wu 1984, Chu and Chen 1989, Luo and Chen 1998). In Viet Nam, it is distributed from An Lao River (Binh Dinh Province) to the Red River basin (Kottelat 2001, Nguyen and Ngo 2001, Serov et al. 2006). Introduced in other river basins in China and spread to northern Laos (Kottelat 2001).