Gomphosus varius was reported from 41 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 39 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: Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals in the eastern Indian Ocean and Lord Howe and Rapa islands. Replaced by Gomphosus caeruleus in the Indian Ocean (Ref. 37816). Hybrid with Thalassoma lunare documented from Cassini Island, Western Australia and reported from the Great Barrier Reef; with Thalassoma duperrey, observed from Hawaii (Ref. 57557).
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Table 1: Present in 39 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4517
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 1602
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 11071
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4517
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1602
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4517
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 393
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 48636
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 5285
Africa Seychelles SYC questionable 1623

Table 4: Reported from 41 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4517
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 1602
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 11071
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4517
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1602
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 5285
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4517
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 393
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 87915
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC questionable 1623
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 48636
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
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