Macropodus opercularis was reported from 13 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 12 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Asia: China, from Yangtze basin to the south, on Hainan Island, in Taiwan, north Viet Nam; introduced to the tropical and subtropical world (Ref. 42924). Very popular with aquarists and has been widely transported around the world.
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Table 1: Present in 12 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Cambodia KHM native 3902
Asia China CHN native 26561
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 5258
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 1739
Asia Laos LAO native 42924
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 13333
Asia Malaysia MYS native 1672
Europe Russia RUS native 58298
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 42924

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America USA USA not established 3814

Table 4: Reported from 13 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Cambodia KHM native 3902
Asia China CHN native 26561
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 5258
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 1739
Asia Laos LAO native 42924
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 13333
Asia Malaysia MYS native 1672
Europe Russia RUS native 58298
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6300
North America USA USA not established 3814
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 42924
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European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

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