Ostracion meleagris was reported from 43 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 43 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 and Eastern Pacific: East Africa to the Mexico, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to New Caledonia and the Tuamoto Islands. The subspecies Ostracion meleagris camurum is found in the Hawaiian Islands and Ostracion meleagris clippertonense in the Eastern Pacific. Species replaced by Ostracion cyanurus in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
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Table 1: Present in 43 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 9710
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 6784
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 1602
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 31740
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 1602
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 90102
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3141
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 3157
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
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534

Table 4: Reported from 43 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 9710
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 6784
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 1602
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 31740
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 1602
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 90102
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3141
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 3157
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
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
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