Engraulis encrasicolus was reported from 75 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 72 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: Eastern Atlantic: Bergen, Norway to East London, South Africa (perhaps reaching Durban) (Ref. 10000). Also all of Mediterranean, Black and Azov seas, with stray individuals in Suez Canal and Gulf of Suez; also recorded from St. Helena (Ref. 189). Reported from Estonia (Ref. 33247).
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Table 1: Present in 72 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 189
Africa Algeria DZA native 189
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
Europe Belgium BEL native 189
Africa Benin BEN native 189
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 5994
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 189
Africa Cameroon CMR native 189
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Europe Channel Is. CHA native 189
Africa Congo COG native 189
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 189
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 189
Europe Croatia HRV native 5994
Asia Cyprus CYP native 189
Europe Denmark DNK native 189
Africa Egypt EGY native 189
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 189
Europe Finland FIN native 6114
Europe France FRA native 189
Africa Gabon GAB native 189
Africa Gambia GMB native 189
Asia Georgia GEO native 189
Europe Germany DEU native 189
Africa Ghana GHA native 189
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 189
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Africa Guinea GIN native 189
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 189
Europe Ireland IRL native 189
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 189
Asia Israel ISR native 189
Europe Italy ITA native 189
Europe Latvia LVA native 36252
Asia Lebanon LBN native 189
Africa Liberia LBR native 189
Africa Libya LBY native 189
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 189
Europe Monaco MCO native 189
Europe Montenegro MNE native 189
Africa Morocco MAR native 189
Africa Namibia NAM native 10000
Europe Netherlands NLD native 189
Africa Nigeria NGA native 189
Europe Norway NOR native 189
Europe Poland POL native 36252
Europe Portugal PRT native 189
Europe Romania ROU native 189
Europe Russia RUS native 189
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 189
Africa Senegal SEN native 189
Africa Seychelles SYC native 189
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 189
Europe Slovenia SVN native 5994
Africa Somalia SOM native 189
Africa South Africa ZAF native 10000
Europe Spain ESP native 189
Africa St Helena SHN native 189
Europe Sweden SWE native 189
Asia Syria SYR native 189
Africa Togo TGO native 189
Africa Tunisia TUN native 189
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 189
Europe UK Engld Wal GBE native 189
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 189
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 189
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
Africa West Sahara ESH native 189

Table 2: Possible in 3 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Cape Verde CPV questionable 94080
Europe Estonia EST stray 33247
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 189

Table 4: Reported from 75 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 189
Africa Algeria DZA native 189
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
Europe Belgium BEL native 189
Africa Benin BEN native 189
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 5994
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 189
Africa Cameroon CMR native 189
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV questionable 94080
Europe Channel Is. CHA native 189
Africa Congo COG native 189
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 189
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 189
Europe Croatia HRV native 5994
Asia Cyprus CYP native 189
Europe Denmark DNK native 189
Africa Egypt EGY native 189
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 189
Europe Estonia EST stray 33247
Europe Finland FIN native 6114
Europe France FRA native 189
Africa Gabon GAB native 189
Africa Gambia GMB native 189
Asia Georgia GEO native 189
Europe Germany DEU native 189
Africa Ghana GHA native 189
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 189
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Africa Guinea GIN native 189
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 189
Europe Ireland IRL native 189
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 189
Asia Israel ISR native 189
Europe Italy ITA native 189
Europe Latvia LVA native 36252
Asia Lebanon LBN native 189
Africa Liberia LBR native 189
Africa Libya LBY native 189
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 189
Europe Monaco MCO native 189
Europe Montenegro MNE native 189
Africa Morocco MAR native 189
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 189
Africa Namibia NAM native 10000
Europe Netherlands NLD native 189
Africa Nigeria NGA native 189
Europe Norway NOR native 189
Europe Poland POL native 36252
Europe Portugal PRT native 189
Europe Romania ROU native 189
Europe Russia RUS native 189
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 189
Africa Senegal SEN native 189
Africa Seychelles SYC native 189
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 189
Europe Slovenia SVN native 5994
Africa Somalia SOM native 189
Africa South Africa ZAF native 10000
Europe Spain ESP native 189
Africa St Helena SHN native 189
Europe Sweden SWE native 189
Asia Syria SYR native 189
Africa Togo TGO native 189
Africa Tunisia TUN native 189
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 189
Europe UK Engld Wal GBE native 189
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 189
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 189
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
Africa West Sahara ESH native 189
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