Fistularia commersonii was reported from 82 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 80 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Rapa and Easter Island, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico to Panama, including offshore islands (Ref. 9301). First record in the Mediterranean was reported (Ref. 36327), and from several countries as of late year 2010. Often misidentified as Fistularia petimba, a reddish or brownish-orange deep-water species with bony plates along dorsal midline.
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Table 1: Present in 80 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA introduced 80662
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 5978
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Chile CHL native 1602
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Africa Comoros COM native 58472
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9301
Europe Croatia HRV introduced 80662
Asia Cyprus CYP introduced 36327
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 87788
North America El Salvador SLV native 9301
Europe France FRA introduced 95839
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 37816
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Europe Greece GRC introduced 113897
Oceania Guam GUM native 1602
North America Guatemala GTM native 9301
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 5383
North America Honduras HND native 9301
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia Indonesia IDN native 1602
Asia Iraq IRQ native 117365
Asia Israel ISR introduced 36327
Europe Italy ITA introduced 80662
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 48643
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN introduced 104758
Africa Libya LBY introduced 58916
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Asia Malaysia MYS native 1602
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Europe Malta MLT introduced 93646
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 37955
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Europe Montenegro MNE introduced 80662
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9070
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9301
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 1602
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3401
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4272
Europe Spain ESP introduced 80662
Africa Sudan SDN native 28618
Asia Syria SYR introduced 87676
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Africa Tunisia TUN introduced 80662
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 57855
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Ascension I. ASC questionable 98447

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Dominica DMA misidentification 9399

Table 4: Reported from 82 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA introduced 80662
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Ascension I. ASC questionable 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 5978
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Chile CHL native 1602
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Africa Comoros COM native 58472
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9301
Europe Croatia HRV introduced 80662
Asia Cyprus CYP introduced 36327
North America Dominica DMA misidentification 9399
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 87788
North America El Salvador SLV native 9301
Europe France FRA introduced 95839
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 37816
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Europe Greece GRC introduced 113897
Oceania Guam GUM native 1602
North America Guatemala GTM native 9301
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 5383
North America Honduras HND native 9301
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia Indonesia IDN native 1602
Asia Iraq IRQ native 117365
Asia Israel ISR introduced 36327
Europe Italy ITA introduced 80662
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 48643
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN introduced 104758
Africa Libya LBY introduced 58916
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Asia Malaysia MYS native 1602
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Europe Malta MLT introduced 93646
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 37955
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Europe Montenegro MNE introduced 80662
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9070
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9301
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 1602
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3401
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4272
Europe Spain ESP introduced 80662
Africa Sudan SDN native 28618
Asia Syria SYR introduced 87676
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Africa Tunisia TUN introduced 80662
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 57855
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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