Gymnothorax margaritophorus was reported from 38 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 38 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: East Africa to the Line and Society islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef.
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Table 1: Present in 38 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 33390
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 1602
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 33390
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1602
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Indonesia IDN native 47567
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 9710
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1602
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 13236
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 2334
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3257
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 559
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6934
Africa Tanzania TZA native 3257
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534

Table 4: Reported from 38 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 33390
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 1602
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 33390
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1602
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Indonesia IDN native 47567
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 9710
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1602
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 13236
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 2334
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3257
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 559
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6934
Africa Tanzania TZA native 3257
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
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