Anguilla japonica was reported from 14 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 11 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 2 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: 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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Table 1: Present in 11 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Cambodia KHM introduced 3902
Asia China CHN native 26561
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 9420
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 54416
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 95803
Asia Philippines PHL native 9828
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 44416

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Greece GRC questionable 113897

Table 3: Absent from 2 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Brazil BRA not established 2682
Asia Thailand THA not established 2682

Table 4: Reported from 14 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Brazil BRA not established 2682
Asia Cambodia KHM introduced 3902
Asia China CHN native 26561
Europe Greece GRC questionable 113897
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 9420
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 54416
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 95803
Asia Philippines PHL native 9828
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Asia Thailand THA not established 2682
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 44416
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