Histrio histrio was reported from 55 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 50 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 5 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indian Ocean: tip of South Africa eastward to Indian and Sri Lanka, including the Red Sea, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius. Western Pacific: Hokkaido to tropical Australia (as far south as Perth in the west and Sydney in the east), including Taiwan, Philippines, Moluccas, southern Papua New Guinea, Guam, Tonga, New Caledonia and New Zealand; Mariana Islands in Micronesia (Ref. 1602). Occurrence in the eastern Pacific remains problematic. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Western Atlantic: Gulf of Maine to the mouth of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay. Eastern Atlantic: Azores and off West Africa; record from Vardø, northern Norway (Düben & Koren 1846) is based on a straggler taken northward by the North Atlantic and Norwegian currents.
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Table 1: Present in 50 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6773
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
Africa Benin BEN native 6315
North America Bermuda BMU native 6773
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Canada CAN native 5951
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 9761
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 6773
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 6773
Oceania Guam GUM native 6773
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 6773
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
Asia Japan JPN native 6773
Africa Kenya KEN native 6773
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madagascar MDG native 6773
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 6773
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
North America Martinique MTQ native 6773
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 6773
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 6773
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 6773
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 26165
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4113
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6773
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Oceania Tonga TON native 6773
South America Uruguay URY native 6773
North America USA USA native 7251
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180

Table 2: Possible in 5 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America French Guiana GUF questionable 13325
South America Guyana GUY questionable 13325
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 27121
Europe Norway NOR stray 28571
South America Suriname SUR questionable 13325

Table 4: Reported from 55 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6773
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
Africa Benin BEN native 6315
North America Bermuda BMU native 6773
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Canada CAN native 5951
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 9761
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 6773
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 6773
South America French Guiana GUF questionable 13325
Oceania Guam GUM native 6773
South America Guyana GUY questionable 13325
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 6773
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
Asia Japan JPN native 6773
Africa Kenya KEN native 6773
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madagascar MDG native 6773
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 6773
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
North America Martinique MTQ native 6773
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 6773
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 27121
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 6773
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Europe Norway NOR stray 28571
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 6773
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 26165
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4113
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6773
South America Suriname SUR questionable 13325
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Oceania Tonga TON native 6773
South America Uruguay URY native 6773
North America USA USA native 7251
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
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