: the species is currently present in 4 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
: all reports listed together.
: Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and eastern coast of the USA extending northward to Massachusetts, coasts of Florida (Ref. 26938
), but rare north of the Carolinas. Throughout Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 26938
). This species has been referred to as Lutjanus aya
by previous authors, but Rivas (Ref. 6409
) proved that Bodianus aya
Bloch, 1790 is not a lutjanid, but probably a sciaenid.
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