Major Habitat Type
Temperate floodplain rivers and wetlands
Drainages flowing into
Korea Bay, Bohai Sea
Main rivers to other water bodies
This ecoregion includes the Liao He (known upriver as Xiliao He) in the Liaoning and Jilin Provinces (China).
Description of endemic fishes
3 endemic species
Justification for delineation
Delineations were determined using a bottom-up approach that employed both published and unpublished field data and expert assessment (Abell et al. 2008; Li 1981; Liu & Qin 1987). This ecoregion was delineated based on freshwater fish zoogeography (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2006).
- Abell, Robin,M.L. Thieme,C. Revenga,M. Bryer,M. Kottelat,N. Bogutskaya,B. Coad,N. Mandrak,S.C. Balderas,W. Bussing,M.L.J. Stiassny,P. Skelton,G.R. Allen,P. Unmack,A. Naseka,R. Ng,N. Sindorf,J. Robertson,E. Armijo,J.V. Higgins,T.J. Heibel,E. Wikramanayake, (2008). "Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Biogeographic Units for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation" BioScience 58 (5) pp. 403-414.
- Li, Sizhong (1981). "Studies on zoogeographical divisions for fresh water fishes of China" Beijing, China: Science Press.
- Liu, C. X.;K. J. Qin (1987). "Fauna Liaoningica. Pisces" Shenyang, China: Liaoning Science and Technology Press.