Chaetodon mertensii was reported from 30 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 28 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: Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands to the Philippines and extending to Lord Howe, Rapa and Tuamoto islands. Replaced by Chaetodon madagascariensis in the Indian Ocean, Chaetodon xanthurus in southeast Asia, and Chaetodon paucifasciatus in the Red Sea (Ref. 37816).
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Table 1: Present in 28 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 78751
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1602
Oceania Guam GUM native 28620
Asia Indonesia IDN native 47567
Asia Japan JPN native 4537
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 28618
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11897
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 393
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Maldives MDV questionable 28618
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 57683

Table 4: Reported from 30 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 78751
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1602
Oceania Guam GUM native 28620
Asia Indonesia IDN native 47567
Asia Japan JPN native 4537
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Maldives MDV questionable 28618
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 28618
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11897
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 393
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
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