Kajikia audax was reported from 76 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 75 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indo-Pacific: tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139). The distribution in the Pacific Ocean is unique among billfishes and tunas in that it forms a horseshoe-shaped pattern from the northwest Pacific through the eastern Pacific to the southwest Pacific (Ref. 30443). In the Indian Ocean, fish are more densely distributed in equatorial regions with higher concentrations off eastern Africa, in the western Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and off northwestern Australia (Ref. 30444).
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Table 1: Present in 75 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 45255
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 43
Asia Cambodia KHM native 43
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Chile CHL native 43
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
South America Colombia COL native 43
Africa Comoros COM native 43
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 43
North America Costa Rica CRI native 43
Africa Djibouti DJI native 43
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 43
Africa Eritrea ERI native 43
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 43
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 43
Oceania Guam GUM native 43
North America Guatemala GTM native 43
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 43
North America Honduras HND native 43
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 43
Asia Iran IRN native 43
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 43
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89423
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 43
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuril Is. KUR native 43
Africa Madagascar MDG native 43
Asia Malaysia MYS native 43
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 43
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 43
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 43
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 43
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 43
Asia Myanmar MMR native 43
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11897
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 43
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 43
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 43
Oceania Palau PLW native 43
North America Panama PAN native 43
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 43
Asia Philippines PHL native 43
Africa Réunion REU native 43
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 43
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 43
Asia Singapore SGP native 43
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 43
Africa Somalia SOM native 43
Africa South Africa ZAF native 43
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 43
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 43
Asia Taiwan TWN native 43
Africa Tanzania TZA native 43
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 43
Oceania Tonga TON native 43
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 43
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 43
North America USA USA native 43
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 43
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 43
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Asia Yemen YEM native 43

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO stray 43

Table 4: Reported from 76 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 45255
Africa Angola AGO stray 43
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 43
Asia Cambodia KHM native 43
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Chile CHL native 43
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
South America Colombia COL native 43
Africa Comoros COM native 43
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 43
North America Costa Rica CRI native 43
Africa Djibouti DJI native 43
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 43
Africa Eritrea ERI native 43
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 43
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 43
Oceania Guam GUM native 43
North America Guatemala GTM native 43
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 43
North America Honduras HND native 43
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 43
Asia Iran IRN native 43
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 43
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89423
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 43
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuril Is. KUR native 43
Africa Madagascar MDG native 43
Asia Malaysia MYS native 43
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 43
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 43
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 43
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 43
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 43
Asia Myanmar MMR native 43
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11897
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 43
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 43
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 43
Oceania Palau PLW native 43
North America Panama PAN native 43
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 43
Asia Philippines PHL native 43
Africa Réunion REU native 43
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 43
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 43
Asia Singapore SGP native 43
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 43
Africa Somalia SOM native 43
Africa South Africa ZAF native 43
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 43
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 43
Asia Taiwan TWN native 43
Africa Tanzania TZA native 43
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 43
Oceania Tonga TON native 43
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 43
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 43
North America USA USA native 43
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 43
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 43
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Asia Yemen YEM native 43
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