Epinephelus morrhua was reported from 54 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 53 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: Red Sea and East Africa to the central Pacific. Epinephelus poecilonotus, Epinephelus radiatus, and Epinephelus tuamotoensis are sometimes referred to as this species.
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Table 1: Present in 53 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 5222
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia China CHN native 5222
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Africa Comoros COM native 5222
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 108053
Oceania Guam GUM native 5222
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 4787
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 5222
Africa Madagascar MDG native 5222
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 4787
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 5222
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 5222
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 5222
Asia Pakistan PAK native 2872
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 4787
Africa Réunion REU native 5222
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 5222
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5222
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4319
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5222
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5222
Africa Tanzania TZA native 5222
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 5222
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12690
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84368
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573

Table 4: Reported from 54 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 5222
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia China CHN native 5222
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Africa Comoros COM native 5222
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 108053
Oceania Guam GUM native 5222
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 4787
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 5222
Africa Madagascar MDG native 5222
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 4787
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 5222
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 5222
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 5222
Asia Pakistan PAK native 2872
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 4787
Africa Réunion REU native 5222
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 5222
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5222
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4319
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5222
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5222
Africa Tanzania TZA native 5222
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 5222
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12690
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84368
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222
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