Ophisurus serpens was reported from 45 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 44 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumglobal: Atlantic (northern coast of Iberian peninsula to South Africa, also Madeira and western Mediterranean) and Indo-Pacific: southern Mozambique to South Africa; north to Japan, south to Australasia.
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Table 1: Present in 44 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 6522
Africa Algeria DZA native 6522
Africa Angola AGO native 3972
Oceania Australia AUS native 9563
Africa Benin BEN native 4455
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 6522
Africa Cameroon CMR native 4455
Africa Congo COG native 4455
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 4455
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4455
Europe Croatia HRV native 6522
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 4455
Europe France FRA native 6522
Africa Gabon GAB native 4455
Africa Gambia GMB native 4455
Africa Ghana GHA native 4455
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 6522
Europe Greece GRC native 6522
Africa Guinea GIN native 4455
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
Europe Italy ITA native 6522
Asia Japan JPN native 3972
Africa Liberia LBR native 4455
Africa Libya LBY native 6522
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 4455
Europe Monaco MCO native 6522
Europe Montenegro MNE native 6522
Africa Morocco MAR native 6522
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 3972
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Africa Nigeria NGA native 4455
Europe Portugal PRT native 6522
Africa Senegal SEN native 4455
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4455
Europe Slovenia SVN native 6522
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3972
Europe Spain ESP native 6522
Africa Togo TGO native 4455
Africa Tunisia TUN native 6522
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Africa West Sahara ESH native 4455

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Cape Verde CPV error 94080

Table 4: Reported from 45 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 6522
Africa Algeria DZA native 6522
Africa Angola AGO native 3972
Oceania Australia AUS native 9563
Africa Benin BEN native 4455
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 6522
Africa Cameroon CMR native 4455
Africa Cape Verde CPV error 94080
Africa Congo COG native 4455
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 4455
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4455
Europe Croatia HRV native 6522
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 4455
Europe France FRA native 6522
Africa Gabon GAB native 4455
Africa Gambia GMB native 4455
Africa Ghana GHA native 4455
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 6522
Europe Greece GRC native 6522
Africa Guinea GIN native 4455
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
Europe Italy ITA native 6522
Asia Japan JPN native 3972
Africa Liberia LBR native 4455
Africa Libya LBY native 6522
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 4455
Europe Monaco MCO native 6522
Europe Montenegro MNE native 6522
Africa Morocco MAR native 6522
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 3972
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Africa Nigeria NGA native 4455
Europe Portugal PRT native 6522
Africa Senegal SEN native 4455
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4455
Europe Slovenia SVN native 6522
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3972
Europe Spain ESP native 6522
Africa Togo TGO native 4455
Africa Tunisia TUN native 6522
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Africa West Sahara ESH native 4455
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