Southeastern Korean Peninsula
Korea, Republic of
Major Habitat Type
Temperate coastal rivers
Drainages flowing into
Sea of Japan, Korea Strait
This ecoregion includes the rivers of the Korean Peninsula draining to the southern and southeastern coasts. It includes the South Korean islands of Ulluengdo and Jejudo, and the Japanese island of Tsushima.
Description of endemic fishes
11 species plus more that are only shared with the Eastern Yellow Sea Drainages 
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Delineations were determined using a bottom-up approach that employed both published and unpublished field data and expert assessment (Abell et al. 2008; Kim 1997). This ecoregion was distinguished by its fauna and 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.
- Kim, I.-S. (1997) Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna and flora of Korea; Vol 37: Freshwater fishes The National Textbook Company Ltd : Korea