Gempylus serpens was reported from 142 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 142 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. Adults also often caught in temperate waters. Specimen caught on the Atlantic side of South Africa (33°08'S 16°47'E at 700 m) (Ref. 6193) probably strayed from the Indian Ocean.
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Table 1: Present in 142 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Admiralty Is. ADM native 6181
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 6181
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 6181
Africa Angola AGO native 6181
North America Anguilla AIA native 6181
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 6181
North America Aruba ABW native 6181
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 6181
Oceania Australia AUS native 6181
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6181
North America Bahamas BHS native 6181
North America Barbados BRB native 6181
North America Belize BLZ native 6181
Africa Benin BEN native 6181
North America Bermuda BMU native 6181
Africa Br Indian Oc Tr IOT native 6181
South America Brazil BRA native 6181
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 6181
Asia Cambodia KHM native 6181
Africa Cameroon CMR native 6181
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6181
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 41152
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 6181
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 6181
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 6181
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 6181
South America Colombia COL native 6181
Africa Comoros COM native 6181
Africa Congo COG native 6181
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 6181
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 6181
North America Costa Rica CRI native 6181
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 6181
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 6181
North America Dominica DMA native 6181
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 6181
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 6181
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 6181
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 6181
Oceania Fiji FJI native 6181
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 6181
Africa Gabon GAB native 6181
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 6181
Africa Gambia GMB native 6181
Africa Ghana GHA native 6181
North America Grenada GRD native 6181
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 6181
Oceania Guam GUM native 6181
North America Guatemala GTM native 6181
Africa Guinea GIN native 6181
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 6181
South America Guyana GUY native 6181
North America Haiti HTI native 6181
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 6181
North America Honduras HND native 6181
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 6181
North America Jamaica JAM native 6181
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 6181
Africa Kenya KEN native 6181
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 6181
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 6181
Africa Liberia LBR native 6181
Africa Madagascar MDG native 6181
Asia Malaysia MYS native 6181
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 6181
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 6181
North America Martinique MTQ native 6181
Africa Mauritania MRT native 6181
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 6181
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 6181
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 6181
North America Montserrat MSR native 6181
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 6181
Asia Myanmar MMR native 6181
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Oceania Nauru NRU native 6181
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 6181
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 6181
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 6181
North America Nicaragua NIC native 6181
Africa Nigeria NGA native 6181
Oceania Niue NIU native 6181
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 6181
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6181
Asia Oman OMN native 6181
Oceania Pac Is Trust Tr PCI native 6181
Asia Pakistan PAK native 6181
Oceania Palau PLW native 6181
North America Panama PAN native 6181
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 6181
Asia Philippines PHL native 6181
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 6181
Africa Réunion REU native 6181
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 6181
Oceania Samoa WSM native 6181
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 6181
Africa Senegal SEN native 6181
Africa Seychelles SYC native 6181
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 6181
Asia Singapore SGP native 6181
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 6181
Africa Somalia SOM native 6181
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6181
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6181
Africa St Helena SHN native 6181
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 6181
North America St Lucia LCA native 6181
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 6181
South America Suriname SUR native 13608
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 6181
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6181
Africa Tanzania TZA native 6181
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 6181
Africa Togo TGO native 6181
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 6181
Oceania Tonga TON native 6181
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 6181
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 6181
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 6181
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 6181
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 6181
North America USA USA native 6181
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 6181
South America Venezuela VEN native 6181
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 6181
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 6181
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 9784
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 6181
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6181
Asia Yemen YEM native 6181

Table 4: Reported from 142 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Admiralty Is. ADM native 6181
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 6181
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 6181
Africa Angola AGO native 6181
North America Anguilla AIA native 6181
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 6181
North America Aruba ABW native 6181
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 6181
Oceania Australia AUS native 6181
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6181
North America Bahamas BHS native 6181
North America Barbados BRB native 6181
North America Belize BLZ native 6181
Africa Benin BEN native 6181
North America Bermuda BMU native 6181
Africa Br Indian Oc Tr IOT native 6181
South America Brazil BRA native 6181
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 6181
Asia Cambodia KHM native 6181
Africa Cameroon CMR native 6181
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6181
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 41152
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 6181
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 6181
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 6181
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 6181
South America Colombia COL native 6181
Africa Comoros COM native 6181
Africa Congo COG native 6181
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 6181
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 6181
North America Costa Rica CRI native 6181
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 6181
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 6181
North America Dominica DMA native 6181
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 6181
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 6181
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 6181
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 6181
Oceania Fiji FJI native 6181
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 6181
Africa Gabon GAB native 6181
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 6181
Africa Gambia GMB native 6181
Africa Ghana GHA native 6181
North America Grenada GRD native 6181
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 6181
Oceania Guam GUM native 6181
North America Guatemala GTM native 6181
Africa Guinea GIN native 6181
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 6181
South America Guyana GUY native 6181
North America Haiti HTI native 6181
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 6181
North America Honduras HND native 6181
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 6181
North America Jamaica JAM native 6181
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 6181
Africa Kenya KEN native 6181
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 6181
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 6181
Africa Liberia LBR native 6181
Africa Madagascar MDG native 6181
Asia Malaysia MYS native 6181
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 6181
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 6181
North America Martinique MTQ native 6181
Africa Mauritania MRT native 6181
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 6181
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 6181
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 6181
North America Montserrat MSR native 6181
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 6181
Asia Myanmar MMR native 6181
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Oceania Nauru NRU native 6181
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 6181
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 6181
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 6181
North America Nicaragua NIC native 6181
Africa Nigeria NGA native 6181
Oceania Niue NIU native 6181
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 6181
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6181
Asia Oman OMN native 6181
Oceania Pac Is Trust Tr PCI native 6181
Asia Pakistan PAK native 6181
Oceania Palau PLW native 6181
North America Panama PAN native 6181
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 6181
Asia Philippines PHL native 6181
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 6181
Africa Réunion REU native 6181
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 6181
Oceania Samoa WSM native 6181
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 6181
Africa Senegal SEN native 6181
Africa Seychelles SYC native 6181
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 6181
Asia Singapore SGP native 6181
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 6181
Africa Somalia SOM native 6181
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6181
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6181
Africa St Helena SHN native 6181
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 6181
North America St Lucia LCA native 6181
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 6181
South America Suriname SUR native 13608
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 6181
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6181
Africa Tanzania TZA native 6181
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 6181
Africa Togo TGO native 6181
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 6181
Oceania Tonga TON native 6181
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 6181
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 6181
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 6181
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 6181
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 6181
North America USA USA native 6181
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 6181
South America Venezuela VEN native 6181
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 6181
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 6181
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 9784
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 6181
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6181
Asia Yemen YEM native 6181
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