Taeniurops meyeni was reported from 49 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 49 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-West Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964), Red Sea and East Africa to southern Japan, Micronesia, tropical Australia and Lord Howe Island. Eastern Pacific: known only from oceanic islands (Cocos and the Galapagos) but because of sheer number, individuals may colonize the Central America mainland (Ref. 28023). More widely known as Taeniura melanospila Bleeker 1853, a junior synonym based on the description of a juvenile specimen.
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Table 1: Present in 49 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 28023
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 28023
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 119494
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 47567
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9070
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8881
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6306
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 45419
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 45255
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 4: Reported from 49 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 28023
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 28023
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 119494
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 47567
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9070
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8881
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6306
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 45419
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 45255
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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