Pristis pectinata was reported from 75 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 66 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 8 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumglobal (Ref. 4429). Western Atlantic: North Carolina (USA), Bermuda and northern Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 7251) to Argentina (Ref. 58839); Caribbean Sea: rare in Bermuda (Ref. 26938); eastern Atlantic: Gibraltar to Namibia; possibly in the Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 9859; though not reported since 1902, Ref. 116564); Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Philippines (Ref. 9859). Possibly occurring in the eastern Pacific (Ref. 9859).
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Table 1: Present in 66 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 82510
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
North America Bahamas BHS native 93252
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 4832
North America Belize BLZ native 26340
Africa Benin BEN native 4429
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
South America Brazil BRA native 7251
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81624
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
South America Colombia COL native 5217
Africa Congo COG native 4429
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 4429
North America Costa Rica CRI native 57708
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4429
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 4429
Europe France FRA native 116450
South America French Guiana GUF native 5217
Africa Gabon GAB native 4429
Africa Gambia GMB native 4429
Africa Ghana GHA native 4429
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 3163
North America Guatemala GTM native 57708
Africa Guinea GIN native 4429
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 4429
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Honduras HND native 83266
Asia India IND native 4832
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Israel ISR native 3261
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Asia Lebanon LBN native 3261
Africa Liberia LBR native 4429
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 5530
Africa Morocco MAR native 3261
Asia Myanmar MMR native 9859
Africa Namibia NAM native 4429
North America Nicaragua NIC native 13613
Africa Nigeria NGA native 4429
Asia Oman OMN native 9859
Asia Pakistan PAK native 9859
South America Peru PER native 5530
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 4429
Africa Senegal SEN native 4429
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4429
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 9859
South America Suriname SUR native 5217
Asia Syria SYR native 3261
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Thailand THA native 58784
Africa Togo TGO native 4429
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
Africa West Sahara ESH native 4429

Table 2: Possible in 8 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 75154
Asia Cyprus CYP questionable 3397
Europe Greece GRC questionable 113897
Africa Madagascar MDG questionable 12484
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 5578
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 47737
Africa South Africa ZAF questionable 5578
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855

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

Table 4: Reported from 75 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 82510
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 75154
North America Bahamas BHS native 93252
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 4832
North America Belize BLZ native 26340
Africa Benin BEN native 4429
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
South America Brazil BRA native 7251
Africa Cameroon CMR native 81624
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV error 94080
South America Colombia COL native 5217
Africa Congo COG native 4429
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 4429
North America Costa Rica CRI native 57708
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4429
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
Asia Cyprus CYP questionable 3397
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 4429
Europe France FRA native 116450
South America French Guiana GUF native 5217
Africa Gabon GAB native 4429
Africa Gambia GMB native 4429
Africa Ghana GHA native 4429
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 3163
Europe Greece GRC questionable 113897
North America Guatemala GTM native 57708
Africa Guinea GIN native 4429
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 4429
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Honduras HND native 83266
Asia India IND native 4832
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Israel ISR native 3261
North America Jamaica JAM native 27228
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Asia Lebanon LBN native 3261
Africa Liberia LBR native 4429
Africa Madagascar MDG questionable 12484
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 5530
Africa Morocco MAR native 3261
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 5578
Asia Myanmar MMR native 9859
Africa Namibia NAM native 4429
North America Nicaragua NIC native 13613
Africa Nigeria NGA native 4429
Asia Oman OMN native 9859
Asia Pakistan PAK native 9859
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 47737
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 4429
Africa Senegal SEN native 4429
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4429
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF questionable 5578
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 9859
South America Suriname SUR native 5217
Asia Syria SYR native 3261
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Thailand THA native 58784
Africa Togo TGO native 4429
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
Africa West Sahara ESH native 4429
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