Lutjanus bengalensis was reported from 32 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 24 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 5 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 3 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: widespread; from South Africa to the Philippines; north to Japan. Records from the Middle East, including the Red Sea, refer to L. sapphirolineatus.
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Table 1: Present in 24 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 55
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 55
Asia China CHN native 110188
Asia India IND native 55
Asia Indonesia IDN native 55
Asia Iran IRN native 55
Asia Japan JPN native 110188
Africa Kenya KEN native 55
Asia Malaysia MYS native 55
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 28618
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 55
Asia Pakistan PAK native 55
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 110188
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Seychelles SYC native 10685
Africa Socotra Arch. SOC native 37631
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 55
Africa Sudan SDN native 55
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 2871
Asia Thailand THA native 55

Table 2: Possible in 5 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Djibouti DJI questionable 110188
Africa Egypt EGY questionable 110188
Africa Eritrea ERI questionable 110188
Asia Jordan JOR questionable 110188
Asia Oman OMN questionable 110188

Table 3: Absent from 3 countries/islands (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU misidentification 110188
Africa Somalia SOM misidentification 110188
Asia Yemen YEM misidentification 110188

Table 4: Reported from 32 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 55
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 55
Asia China CHN native 110188
Africa Djibouti DJI questionable 110188
Africa Egypt EGY questionable 110188
Africa Eritrea ERI questionable 110188
Asia India IND native 55
Asia Indonesia IDN native 55
Asia Iran IRN native 55
Asia Japan JPN native 110188
Asia Jordan JOR questionable 110188
Africa Kenya KEN native 55
Asia Malaysia MYS native 55
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 28618
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 55
Asia Oman OMN questionable 110188
Asia Pakistan PAK native 55
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 110188
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU misidentification 110188
Africa Seychelles SYC native 10685
Africa Socotra Arch. SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM misidentification 110188
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 55
Africa Sudan SDN native 55
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 2871
Asia Thailand THA native 55
Asia Yemen YEM misidentification 110188
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