Acanthurus tractus was reported from 43 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 39 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 3 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Northwestern Atlantic: from Massachusetts and Bermuda to Trinidad and Tobago, including the Gulf of Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean.
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Table 1: Present in 39 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Anguilla AIA native 3142
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3142
North America Aruba ABW native 3142
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Belize BLZ native 3142
North America Bermuda BMU native 13628
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 3142
South America Colombia COL native 3142
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3142
North America Cuba CUB native 26340
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 3142
North America Dominica DMA native 3142
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26235
South America French Guiana GUF native 3142
North America Grenada GRD native 3142
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 3142
North America Guatemala GTM native 3142
South America Guyana GUY native 3142
North America Haiti HTI native 3142
North America Honduras HND native 3142
North America Jamaica JAM native 3142
North America Martinique MTQ native 26252
North America Mexico MEX native 3142
North America Montserrat MSR native 3142
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 3142
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3142
North America Panama PAN native 3142
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3142
North America St Lucia LCA native 3142
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3142
South America Suriname SUR native 3142
South America Trind. M.Vaz Is. TRD native 40849
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 3142
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 3142
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 3142
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Barbados BRB stray 40038

Table 3: Absent from 3 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Ascension I. ASC misidentification 87362
South America Brazil BRA misidentification 87362
Africa St Helena SHN misidentification 87362

Table 4: Reported from 43 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Anguilla AIA native 3142
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3142
North America Aruba ABW native 3142
Africa Ascension I. ASC misidentification 87362
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB stray 40038
North America Belize BLZ native 3142
North America Bermuda BMU native 13628
South America Brazil BRA misidentification 87362
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 3142
South America Colombia COL native 3142
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3142
North America Cuba CUB native 26340
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 3142
North America Dominica DMA native 3142
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26235
South America French Guiana GUF native 3142
North America Grenada GRD native 3142
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 3142
North America Guatemala GTM native 3142
South America Guyana GUY native 3142
North America Haiti HTI native 3142
North America Honduras HND native 3142
North America Jamaica JAM native 3142
North America Martinique MTQ native 26252
North America Mexico MEX native 3142
North America Montserrat MSR native 3142
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 3142
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3142
North America Panama PAN native 3142
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa St Helena SHN misidentification 87362
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3142
North America St Lucia LCA native 3142
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3142
South America Suriname SUR native 3142
South America Trind. M.Vaz Is. TRD native 40849
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 3142
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 3142
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 3142
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
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European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

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