: the species is currently present in 11 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
: absent from 2 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
: all reports listed together.
: Asia: Japan to the East China Sea, Taiwan, Korea, China and northern Philippines. Spawning grounds of this species are presumed to be in the western Mariana Islands, at a salinity front near 15°N and 140°E (Ref. 54488
). Most expensive food fish in Japan. Introduced elsewhere.
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