Pseudorasbora parva has orignally an East Asia distribution. Its distribution range stretches from the Amur River drainage in Siberia to the Pearl River (Zhujiang) drainage in southeast China, and Japan (Kottelat and Freyhof 2007). Introduced to various areas in Europe and Asia (Welcomme 1988).
Asia: Amur to Zhujiang [Pearl River] drainages in Siberia, Korea and China (Ref. 59043). Introduced to various areas in Europe and Asia. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction (Ref. 1739).