Carcharhinus limbatus was reported from 136 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 134 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: Cosmopolitan. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to Brazil (Ref. 26340). Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Mediterranean. Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964), Red Sea, Madagascar and South Africa to China, Australia, Tahiti, Marquesas, and Hawaii. Eastern Pacific: Baja California, Mexico to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands.
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Table 1: Present in 134 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 5530
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
North America Canada CAN native 26340
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Comoros COM native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 244
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 244
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 12606
Asia Jordan JOR native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 244
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 13186
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 41819
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 244
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 9997
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Africa Togo TGO native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 9997
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
North America USA USA native 276
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Asia Yemen YEM native 244

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Canary Is. CNY questionable 6808
Africa Madeira Is. MRA questionable 74541

Table 4: Reported from 136 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 5530
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
North America Canada CAN native 26340
Africa Canary Is. CNY questionable 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Comoros COM native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 244
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 244
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 12606
Asia Jordan JOR native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Africa Madeira Is. MRA questionable 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 244
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 13186
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 41819
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 244
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 9997
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Africa Togo TGO native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 9997
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
North America USA USA native 276
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Asia Yemen YEM native 244
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