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Lateolabrax sp.

Basic information
Scientific name Lateolabrax sp. (No picture)
Common names Continental seabass
Higher taxon Lateolabracidae, Perciformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Coastal water body of Yellow Sea, Bo Hai Sea, East China Sea, and N South China Sea.
Habitat Bay and coastal water body.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Pacific coastal water body of Fukushima Pref. to Shikoku Is., Seto Inland Sea, Akita Pref., and Fukui Pref. Aquacultured in coalstal area in western Japan and Kyushu Is. Range in Japan
Origin Bo Hai and Taiwan coastal sea.
Date Introduced since 1989. The first record of wild population was in 1992 at Uwajima, Ehime Pref.
Route Deliberate: Escape from aquaculture. Imported as “Suzuki (seabass)” for fast growing.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native seabass Lateolabrax japonicus, predation on small fishes.
Affected organism: Native seabass Lateolabrax japonicus (competition) and small fishes (predation)
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Japan (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijin-Shokan. (in Jpn)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)