Exocoetus volitans was reported from 79 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 77 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Widespread in tropical and subtropical zones of all oceans including the western Mediterranean Sea and part of the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 3720), probably absent in the inland seas of southeastern Asia (Sulawesi Sea, Sulu Sea, Flores, Banda, Ceram and Halmahera seas (Ref. 27313)), and the Benguela Current (Ref. 4498). Eastern Pacific: Mexico to central Chile; also the Galapagos and Hawaii. Western Pacific: Japan, Marshall Islands, Philippines, Australia (Ref. 5530), and Tahiti.
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Table 1: Present in 77 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Africa Algeria DZA native 82511
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3720
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 5530
North America Bahamas BHS native 3720
North America Barbados BRB native 3720
South America Brazil BRA native 7251
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6523
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Chile CHL native 5530
Asia China CHN native 57879
South America Colombia COL native 5217
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3720
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3720
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 3720
South America Ecuador ECU native 9300
North America El Salvador SLV native 36606
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 6523
South America French Guiana GUF native 5217
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5530
North America Grenada GRD native 3720
North America Guatemala GTM native 36606
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Haiti HTI native 3720
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 36606
Asia India IND native 45255
Europe Italy ITA native 6523
North America Jamaica JAM native 3720
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5530
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
North America Mexico MEX native 5530
Europe Monaco MCO native 6523
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3720
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 3720
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 5530
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 3720
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Europe Spain ESP native 95727
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3720
North America St Lucia LCA native 3720
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3720
South America Suriname SUR native 5217
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 2682

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Greece GRC questionable 113897
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855

Table 4: Reported from 79 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Africa Algeria DZA native 82511
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3720
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 5530
North America Bahamas BHS native 3720
North America Barbados BRB native 3720
South America Brazil BRA native 7251
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6523
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Chile CHL native 5530
Asia China CHN native 57879
South America Colombia COL native 5217
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3720
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3720
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 3720
South America Ecuador ECU native 9300
North America El Salvador SLV native 36606
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 6523
South America French Guiana GUF native 5217
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5530
Europe Greece GRC questionable 113897
North America Grenada GRD native 3720
North America Guatemala GTM native 36606
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Haiti HTI native 3720
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 36606
Asia India IND native 45255
Europe Italy ITA native 6523
North America Jamaica JAM native 3720
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5530
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
North America Mexico MEX native 5530
Europe Monaco MCO native 6523
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3720
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 3720
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 5530
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 3720
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Europe Spain ESP native 95727
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3720
North America St Lucia LCA native 3720
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3720
South America Suriname SUR native 5217
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 2682
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