Thalassoma lunare was reported from 59 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 59 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 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 (Ref. 4392) to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island and northern New Zealand (Ref. 1602). Reported to have formed a hybrid with Thalassoma rueppellii (Ref. 41655).
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Table 1: Present in 59 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 28618
Asia Cambodia KHM native 4517
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 1602
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 4517
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
Africa Egypt EGY native 1602
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4517
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 1602
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1602
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4517
Asia Malaysia MYS native 4789
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
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4517
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 28618
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 28618
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4392
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4517
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 4: Reported from 59 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 28618
Asia Cambodia KHM native 4517
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 1602
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 4517
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
Africa Egypt EGY native 1602
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4517
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 1602
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1602
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4517
Asia Malaysia MYS native 4789
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
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4517
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 28618
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 28618
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4392
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4517
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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