IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

The species has a northwest Pacific distribution, with records from along the coast of western Hokkaido in Japan southward to the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan and China (Kim 1997), and northern Viet Nam. A subspecies Plecoglossus altivelis ryukyuensis occurs in Nansei-shoto, Japan (Nishida 1988).

In China, the species is known from coastal areas, in the Donghai Sea and the Nanhai Sea, as well as in inland mountain streams of Chekiang in April or May and goes back to the sea in August or September. Introduced from its native range to other parts of China for aquaculture.


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