Cephalopholis sexmaculata was reported from 58 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 55 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 3 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 and eastward to French Polynesia. Reported from the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). Reports by Heemstra & Randall (1984, Ref. 3153) from the Gulf of Oman, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka are unsubstantiated. Absent from the Persian Gulf and is not yet known from Lakshadweep Islands.
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Table 1: Present in 55 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
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 5222
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 4787
Africa Comoros COM native 4787
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 4787
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4787
Oceania Guam GUM native 4787
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 4787
Asia Jordan JOR native 48643
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 4787
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Malaysia MYS native 35545
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 4787
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 5222
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 45255
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 4787
Africa Réunion REU native 5222
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 4787
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 10685
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 5222
Africa South Africa ZAF native 11228
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 45255
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4787
Asia Taiwan TWN native 43509
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12690
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 2: Possible in 3 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Madagascar MDG questionable 33390
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA questionable 9710

Table 4: Reported from 58 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 5222
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 4787
Africa Comoros COM native 4787
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 4787
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4787
Oceania Guam GUM native 4787
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 4787
Asia Jordan JOR native 48643
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 4787
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG questionable 33390
Asia Malaysia MYS native 35545
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 4787
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 5222
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 45255
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 4787
Africa Réunion REU native 5222
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 4787
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 10685
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 5222
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 11228
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 45255
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4787
Asia Taiwan TWN native 43509
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA questionable 9710
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12690
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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