Sphyrna mokarran was reported from 121 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 118 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: Circumglobal in coastal warm temperate and tropical seas (Ref. 13562). Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Uruguay, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean and Morocco to Senegal. Indo-Pacific: throughout the Indian Ocean; Ryukyu Islands to New Caledonia and French Polynesia. Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico to Peru. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).
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Table 1: Present in 118 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 244
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Europe Croatia HRV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 244
Asia Cyprus CYP native 244
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 244
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 13562
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Europe Montenegro MNE native 244
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Asia Myanmar MMR native 244
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
Oceania Palau PLW native 1602
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 13562
South America Peru PER native 244
Asia Philippines PHL native 48447
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 13562
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 244
Europe Slovenia SVN native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 13562
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 58784
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 13562
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Asia Yemen YEM native 244

Table 2: Possible in 3 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Galapagos Is. GOS questionable 28023
Europe Greece GRC stray 244
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 244

Table 4: Reported from 121 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 244
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Europe Croatia HRV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 244
Asia Cyprus CYP native 244
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS questionable 28023
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 244
Europe Greece GRC stray 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 244
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 13562
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Europe Montenegro MNE native 244
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Asia Myanmar MMR native 244
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
Oceania Palau PLW native 1602
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 13562
South America Peru PER native 244
Asia Philippines PHL native 48447
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 13562
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 244
Europe Slovenia SVN native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 13562
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 58784
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 13562
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 244
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Asia Yemen YEM native 244
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