Hemigymnus melapterus was reported from 40 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 39 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 Micronesia, Samoa (Ref. 2334), and Polynesia (Ref. 9823).
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Table 1: Present in 39 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 45255
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
Africa Egypt EGY native 1602
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 9823
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1602
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 28618
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 100374
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5374
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
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.
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773

Table 4: Reported from 40 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 45255
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
Africa Egypt EGY native 1602
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 9823
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1602
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 28618
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 100374
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5374
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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