Chaetodon ocellatus was reported from 36 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 35 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: Western Atlantic: Florida, USA to Brazil. Larvae are sometimes swept northward which accounts for the sighting of juvenile specimens as far north as Massachusetts, USA during summer months. One record (one specimen, 3 cm) from Musquodoboit Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Table 1: Present in 35 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
North America Aruba ABW native 26938
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 27295
North America Belize BLZ native 13442
North America Bermuda BMU native 4858
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Canada CAN native 5951
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 26938
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 27620
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
North America Haiti HTI native 26938
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
North America Mexico MEX native 78464
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 40521
North America Nicaragua NIC native 27794
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 12090
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 26938
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
South America Suriname SUR native 13608
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 4858
South America Venezuela VEN native 9626
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773

Table 4: Reported from 36 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
North America Aruba ABW native 26938
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 27295
North America Belize BLZ native 13442
North America Bermuda BMU native 4858
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Canada CAN native 5951
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 26938
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 27620
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
North America Haiti HTI native 26938
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
North America Mexico MEX native 78464
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 40521
North America Nicaragua NIC native 27794
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 12090
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 26938
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
South America Suriname SUR native 13608
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 4858
South America Venezuela VEN native 9626
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
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European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

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