Cheilinus undulatus was reported from 51 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 50 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 to South Africa (Ref. 35918) and to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia. Formerly known as Vulnerable (A1d+2cd) (Y. Sadovy) but now listed as Endangered in IUCN 2004 and listed in Appendix II of CITES.
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Table 1: Present in 50 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
Africa Egypt EGY native 1602
Oceania Fiji FJI native 40762
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 90102
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 1602
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 11071
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6305
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 48636
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5374
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 45255
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Hawaii HWI stray 58302

Table 4: Reported from 51 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
Africa Egypt EGY native 1602
Oceania Fiji FJI native 40762
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 90102
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI stray 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 1602
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 11071
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6305
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 48636
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5374
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 45255
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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