Squalus megalops was reported from 35 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 32 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: Eastern Indian Ocean: previously considered to be an Australian endemic (Ref. 49645). Eastern Atlantic: confirmed to occur in the Mediterranean (Ref. 93472). Dogfishes presently referred to in current literature as Squalus megalops appear to belong to a complex of similar species. Specimens from the different regions still need to be compared carefully (Ref. 6871).
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Table 1: Present in 32 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 118627
Africa Angola AGO native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Asia China CHN native 247
Africa Congo COG native 247
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 247
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 247
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 108053
Africa Gabon GAB native 247
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 247
Asia India IND native 118627
Asia Japan JPN native 247
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Macau MAC native 247
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 247
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11897
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 247
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 33390
Africa South Africa ZAF native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Asia Yemen YEM native 28016

Table 2: Possible in 3 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Mauritania MRT questionable 55783
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 47737
Oceania Vanuatu VUT questionable 31367

Table 4: Reported from 35 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 118627
Africa Angola AGO native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Asia China CHN native 247
Africa Congo COG native 247
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 247
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 247
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 108053
Africa Gabon GAB native 247
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 247
Asia India IND native 118627
Asia Japan JPN native 247
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Macau MAC native 247
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Africa Mauritania MRT questionable 55783
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 247
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11897
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 47737
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 247
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 33390
Africa South Africa ZAF native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Oceania Vanuatu VUT questionable 31367
Asia Yemen YEM native 28016
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