Halichoeres melanurus was reported from 21 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 20 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 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: Japan (Ref. 559) south to the Great Barrier Reef (Ref. 2334) and east to Samoa (Ref. 592) and Tonga (Ref. 53797). Replaced by Halichoeres vrolikii in the Indian Ocean (Ref. 37816).
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Table 1: Present in 20 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 90102
Asia China CHN native 47843
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Asia Indonesia IDN native 2136
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 2136
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4517
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 2136
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 10558
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 2136
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 2136
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773

Table 4: Reported from 21 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 90102
Asia China CHN native 47843
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Asia Indonesia IDN native 2136
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 2136
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4517
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 2136
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 10558
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 2136
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 2136
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
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