Cetorhinus maximus was reported from 64 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 62 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, frequent in cold to warm temperate waters; rare in equatorial waters (Ref. 48844). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139). At risk of extinction by overfishing because of low to very low productivity (Ref. 36717). Appendix II (Mediterranean) of the Bern Convention (2002). Appendix I and II of the Bonn Convention (2009). International trade restricted (CITES Appendix II, since 28.5.2003).
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Table 1: Present in 62 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 2850
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 247
North America Canada CAN native 6885
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Europe Channel Is. CHA native 247
South America Chile CHL native 247
Asia China CHN native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 247
South America Falkland Is. FLK native 247
Europe France FRA native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
North America Greenland GRL native 9926
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 247
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89942
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Europe Norway NOR native 247
South America Peru PER native 247
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Europe Russia RUS native 86838
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
Europe UK Engld Wal GBE native 247
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 247
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 247
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 48844
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 36731
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 58085

Table 4: Reported from 64 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 2850
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 247
North America Canada CAN native 6885
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Europe Channel Is. CHA native 247
South America Chile CHL native 247
Asia China CHN native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 247
South America Falkland Is. FLK native 247
Europe France FRA native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
North America Greenland GRL native 9926
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 247
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89942
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 36731
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Europe Norway NOR native 247
South America Peru PER native 247
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 58085
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Europe Russia RUS native 86838
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
Europe UK Engld Wal GBE native 247
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 247
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 247
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 48844
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247
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