Priacanthus blochii was reported from 19 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 19 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aden to Samoa, north to the Philippines and south to the Great Barrier Reef. Often confused with the wide-ranging Priacanthus hamrur. Reports from Taiwan are misidentifications of Priacanthus sagittarius (in Lee, 1980) and Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (in Shen, 1984).
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Table 1: Present in 19 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 37588
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5403
Asia Maldives MDV native 30829
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 101627
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 5403
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5403
Africa Somalia SOM native 5403
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 37588
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 4: Reported from 19 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 37588
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5403
Asia Maldives MDV native 30829
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 101627
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 5403
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5403
Africa Somalia SOM native 5403
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 37588
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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