Megalops atlanticus was reported from 67 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 67 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: Atlantic Ocean: from Nova Scotia, Bermuda and southward to Brazil in western Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 3234, 4446), where it it also found throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean (Ref. 26938); from Mauritania to Angola in eastern Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 2845, 3234, 4446, 81266); with exceptional records in Portugal, Azores and Atlantic coast of southern France (Ref. 3234, 4446). It had crossed the Panama canal and was also caught at Coiba Island in the Pacific Ocean (Ref. 4446).
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Table 1: Present in 67 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 3234
North America Anguilla AIA native 26345
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3789
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 4446
North America Bahamas BHS native 26362
North America Barbados BRB native 3789
North America Belize BLZ native 3789
Africa Benin BEN native 2845
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
South America Brazil BRA native 7251
Africa Cameroon CMR native 2845
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 3234
South America Colombia COL native 5217
Africa Congo COG native 81266
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 86940
North America Costa Rica CRI native 36880
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 101082
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3234
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 3789
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 2845
Europe France FRA native 4446
South America French Guiana GUF native 12225
Africa Gabon GAB native 2845
Africa Gambia GMB native 2845
Africa Ghana GHA native 2845
North America Grenada GRD native 3789
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 3234
North America Guatemala GTM native 3789
Africa Guinea GIN native 2845
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Haiti HTI native 3789
North America Honduras HND native 3789
Europe Ireland IRL native 5204
North America Jamaica JAM native 27286
Africa Liberia LBR native 2845
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
North America Martinique MTQ native 3234
Africa Mauritania MRT native 3234
North America Mexico MEX native 3789
North America Montserrat MSR native 3234
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 3234
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3789
Africa Nigeria NGA native 2845
North America Panama PAN native 3789
Europe Portugal PRT native 4446
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Senegal SEN native 27162
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 2845
Europe Spain ESP native 52348
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26345
North America St Lucia LCA native 3234
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3234
South America Suriname SUR native 5217
Africa Togo TGO native 2845
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 11225
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 3234
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 3234
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 95977

Table 4: Reported from 67 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 3234
North America Anguilla AIA native 26345
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3789
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 4446
North America Bahamas BHS native 26362
North America Barbados BRB native 3789
North America Belize BLZ native 3789
Africa Benin BEN native 2845
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
South America Brazil BRA native 7251
Africa Cameroon CMR native 2845
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 3234
South America Colombia COL native 5217
Africa Congo COG native 81266
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 86940
North America Costa Rica CRI native 36880
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 101082
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3234
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 3789
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 2845
Europe France FRA native 4446
South America French Guiana GUF native 12225
Africa Gabon GAB native 2845
Africa Gambia GMB native 2845
Africa Ghana GHA native 2845
North America Grenada GRD native 3789
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 3234
North America Guatemala GTM native 3789
Africa Guinea GIN native 2845
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Haiti HTI native 3789
North America Honduras HND native 3789
Europe Ireland IRL native 5204
North America Jamaica JAM native 27286
Africa Liberia LBR native 2845
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
North America Martinique MTQ native 3234
Africa Mauritania MRT native 3234
North America Mexico MEX native 3789
North America Montserrat MSR native 3234
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 3234
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3789
Africa Nigeria NGA native 2845
North America Panama PAN native 3789
Europe Portugal PRT native 4446
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Senegal SEN native 27162
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 2845
Europe Spain ESP native 52348
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26345
North America St Lucia LCA native 3234
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3234
South America Suriname SUR native 5217
Africa Togo TGO native 2845
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 11225
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 3234
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 3234
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 95977
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