Acanthurus nigricans was reported from 49 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 47 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: Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from Cocos-Keeling Islands and Christmas Island. Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands and Great Barrier Reef to the Hawaiian Islands and French Polynesia (excluding Rapa). This species has crossed the Eastern Pacific Barrier to the Revillagigedo Islands, Cocos Island, Galapagos Islands, and the coast of Mexico.
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Table 1: Present in 47 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 1602
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 4690
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 9267
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9267
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9267
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4690
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 9267
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 37792
Asia Malaysia MYS native 4690
Asia Maldives MDV native 4907
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 37792
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1602
North America Mexico MEX native 37955
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9267
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 393
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9267
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Singapore SGP native 4690
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4868
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
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

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Jordan JOR questionable 58021
Africa Mauritius MUS questionable 5503

Table 4: Reported from 49 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 1602
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 4690
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 9267
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9267
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9267
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4690
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 9267
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 37792
Asia Jordan JOR questionable 58021
Asia Malaysia MYS native 4690
Asia Maldives MDV native 4907
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 37792
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1602
Africa Mauritius MUS questionable 5503
North America Mexico MEX native 37955
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9267
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 393
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9267
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 1602
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Singapore SGP native 4690
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4868
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
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
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