Ethmalosa fimbriata was reported from 22 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 20 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 2 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Atlantic Ocean: Eastern central Atlantic Ocean, from Dakhla in Western Sahara southward to Lobito Bay in Angola (Ref. 188, 5286, 81269, 81631), occasionally entering freshwater (Ref. 3509). Reports from Cape Verde Islands are based on an erroneous type locality for Clupea fimbriata by Bowdich (1825) which was followed by later authors (Ref. 188, 5286).
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Table 1: Present in 20 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 188
Africa Benin BEN native 55411
Africa Cameroon CMR native 51193
Africa Congo COG native 41578
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 86940
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 101082
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 118048
Africa Gabon GAB native 80286
Africa Gambia GMB native 78745
Africa Ghana GHA native 188
Africa Guinea GIN native 118206
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 188
Africa Liberia LBR native 2477
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Nigeria NGA native 118069
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 89107
Africa Senegal SEN native 27162
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 12749
Africa Togo TGO native 118206
Africa West Sahara ESH native 188

Table 3: Absent from 2 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Cape Verde CPV error 94080
North America Mexico MEX error 105794

Table 4: Reported from 22 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 188
Africa Benin BEN native 55411
Africa Cameroon CMR native 51193
Africa Cape Verde CPV error 94080
Africa Congo COG native 41578
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 86940
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 101082
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 118048
Africa Gabon GAB native 80286
Africa Gambia GMB native 78745
Africa Ghana GHA native 188
Africa Guinea GIN native 118206
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 188
Africa Liberia LBR native 2477
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
North America Mexico MEX error 105794
Africa Nigeria NGA native 118069
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 89107
Africa Senegal SEN native 27162
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 12749
Africa Togo TGO native 118206
Africa West Sahara ESH native 188
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