Siganus punctatus was reported from 30 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 28 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: Western Pacific: fringe of the eastern sector of the Indian Ocean, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Gulf of Thailand, South China Sea, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Mariana Islands, Palau (Belau), Caroline Islands, Kapingamarangi Islands, Nauru and Niue. The species is replaced by its sibling, Siganus stellatus, in the Andaman Sea and regions which are located further west.
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Table 1: Present in 28 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 1419
Asia Cambodia KHM native 4515
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 1419
Oceania Fiji FJI native 1419
Oceania Guam GUM native 1419
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1419
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1419
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Oceania Nauru NRU native 1419
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1419
Oceania Niue NIU native 1419
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1419
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 1419
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Singapore SGP native 1419
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 1419
Asia Taiwan TWN native 1419
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 1419
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 1419

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia India IND questionable 45255
Asia Maldives MDV questionable 5579

Table 4: Reported from 30 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 1419
Asia Cambodia KHM native 4515
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 1419
Oceania Fiji FJI native 1419
Oceania Guam GUM native 1419
Asia India IND questionable 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1419
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Asia Maldives MDV questionable 5579
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1419
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Oceania Nauru NRU native 1419
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1419
Oceania Niue NIU native 1419
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1419
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 1419
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Singapore SGP native 1419
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 1419
Asia Taiwan TWN native 1419
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 1419
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 1419
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