Aluterus scriptus was reported from 100 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 98 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), Cape Verde and Ascension Island (Ref. 3592); São Tomé Island (Ref. 34088); South Africa (Ref. 4421). Pacific Ocean: southern Japan to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia and Easter Island (Ref. 37816). In the eastern Pacific, from the Gulf of California to Colombia (Ref. 9318).
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Table 1: Present in 98 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
North America Aruba ABW native 26938
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 3592
Oceania Australia AUS native 1602
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 27295
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
Asia Cambodia KHM native 84750
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9318
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9318
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 26938
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26938
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 87788
North America El Salvador SLV native 9318
Oceania Fiji FJI native 40762
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
North America Guatemala GTM native 9318
North America Haiti HTI native 26938
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 9318
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 9318
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 35942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9318
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9318
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 6565
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Europe Portugal PRT native 55058
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 12090
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4421
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4421
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 9761
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
South America Trind. M.Vaz Is. TRD native 40849
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 7251
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL questionable 1602
Africa Mauritania MRT questionable 3592

Table 4: Reported from 100 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
North America Aruba ABW native 26938
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 3592
Oceania Australia AUS native 1602
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 27295
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
Asia Cambodia KHM native 84750
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9318
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9318
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 26938
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26938
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 87788
North America El Salvador SLV native 9318
Oceania Fiji FJI native 40762
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
North America Guatemala GTM native 9318
North America Haiti HTI native 26938
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 9318
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL questionable 1602
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
Africa Mauritania MRT questionable 3592
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 9318
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 35942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9318
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9318
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 6565
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Europe Portugal PRT native 55058
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 12090
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4421
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4421
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 9761
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
South America Trind. M.Vaz Is. TRD native 40849
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 7251
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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