Ostracion cubicus was reported from 58 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 58 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: Persian Gulf (Ref.80050), Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 3141) to the Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe Island. The Red Sea population differs slightly in coloration and has been known as Ostracion argus; closely related to Ostracion immaculatus from southern Japan. Southeast Atlantic: south coast of South Africa (Ref. 3141).
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Table 1: Present in 58 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 1602
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Cambodia KHM native 84750
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Africa Egypt EGY native 87788
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 9710
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 12087
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Asia Lebanon LBN introduced 96897
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 37816
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9070
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8881
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 100374
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3141
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 4: Reported from 58 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 1602
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Cambodia KHM native 84750
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Africa Egypt EGY native 87788
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 9710
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 12087
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Asia Lebanon LBN introduced 96897
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 37816
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9070
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8881
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 100374
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3141
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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