Priacanthus arenatus was reported from 77 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 75 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Tropical and tropically influenced areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Bermuda and at least North Carolina, USA (Ref. 5403) southward to northern Argentina (Ref. 3800). Eastern Atlantic: Madeira to Namibia. Mediterranean (Ref. 50345). Reports from the Indo-Pacific are misidentifications.
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Table 1: Present in 75 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 114150
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3800
South America Argentina ARG native 3800
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 71465
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 3800
North America Belize BLZ native 3800
Africa Benin BEN native 5403
North America Bermuda BMU native 114150
North America Bon. Eust. Saba BES native 114150
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
Africa Cameroon CMR native 4517
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
South America Colombia COL native 5403
Africa Congo COG native 5403
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 114150
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3800
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 5403
Europe Croatia HRV native 114150
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3800
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 5403
Africa Egypt EGY native 114150
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 41004
Europe France FRA native 114150
South America French Guiana GUF native 5403
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
Africa Ghana GHA native 5403
Europe Greece GRC native 114150
North America Grenada GRD native 3800
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
North America Guatemala GTM native 3800
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 5217
North America Honduras HND native 5403
North America Jamaica JAM native 5403
Africa Liberia LBR native 5403
Africa Libya LBY native 114150
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
North America Martinique MTQ native 26252
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
North America Mexico MEX native 5403
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Morocco MAR native 114150
Africa Namibia NAM native 114150
North America Nicaragua NIC native 5403
Africa Nigeria NGA native 5403
North America Panama PAN native 5403
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Senegal SEN native 5403
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 5403
Europe Spain ESP native 114150
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3800
North America St Lucia LCA native 3800
North America St Maarten (NL) SXM native 114150
North America St Martin (FR) MAF native 114150
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3800
South America Suriname SUR native 5403
Africa Togo TGO native 5403
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 3136
Africa Tunisia TUN native 114150
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5403
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Africa West Sahara ESH native 114150

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Canada CAN questionable 5951
Europe Italy ITA stray 13729

Table 4: Reported from 77 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 114150
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3800
South America Argentina ARG native 3800
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 71465
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 3800
North America Belize BLZ native 3800
Africa Benin BEN native 5403
North America Bermuda BMU native 114150
North America Bon. Eust. Saba BES native 114150
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
Africa Cameroon CMR native 4517
North America Canada CAN questionable 5951
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
South America Colombia COL native 5403
Africa Congo COG native 5403
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 114150
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3800
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 5403
Europe Croatia HRV native 114150
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3800
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 5403
Africa Egypt EGY native 114150
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 41004
Europe France FRA native 114150
South America French Guiana GUF native 5403
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
Africa Ghana GHA native 5403
Europe Greece GRC native 114150
North America Grenada GRD native 3800
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
North America Guatemala GTM native 3800
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 5217
North America Honduras HND native 5403
Europe Italy ITA stray 13729
North America Jamaica JAM native 5403
Africa Liberia LBR native 5403
Africa Libya LBY native 114150
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
North America Martinique MTQ native 26252
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
North America Mexico MEX native 5403
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Morocco MAR native 114150
Africa Namibia NAM native 114150
North America Nicaragua NIC native 5403
Africa Nigeria NGA native 5403
North America Panama PAN native 5403
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Senegal SEN native 5403
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 5403
Europe Spain ESP native 114150
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3800
North America St Lucia LCA native 3800
North America St Maarten (NL) SXM native 114150
North America St Martin (FR) MAF native 114150
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3800
South America Suriname SUR native 5403
Africa Togo TGO native 5403
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 3136
Africa Tunisia TUN native 114150
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5403
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Africa West Sahara ESH native 114150
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