Squalus mitsukurii was reported from 31 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 29 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumglobal in temperate and subtropical waters: Widely distributed in most oceans but possibly consisting of a species complex (Ref. 6871, 31367). Western Indian Ocean: Walters Shoal (MNHN 1991-0406) (Ref. 33390); Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia (Ref. 6871); West Pacific: Seamounts in the North Pacific, Japan, Korea, China (and presumably Taiwan and Viet Nam); Southwest Pacific: possibly in New Zealand; Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands. Southeast Pacific: Desventuradas Is. and Juan Fernández Is. Southwest Atlantic: Uruguay to Argentina (Ref. 58839). Records of Squalus blainvillei or Squalus fernandinus from the western Indian Ocean, New Caledonia and Chile are based in part on this species. Elsewhere, dogfishes very similar to Squalus mitsukurii are not conspecific with Squalus blainvillei.
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Table 1: Present in 29 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
South America Brazil BRA native 57911
South America Chile CHL native 86248
Asia China CHN native 247
South America Desventuradas DES native 89357
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31367
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Japan JPN native 559
South America Juan Fernández JFI native 89357
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Macau MAC native 31367
Africa Madagascar MDG native 45255
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 247
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 31367
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 247
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tanzania TZA native 45255
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO questionable 33407

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Philippines PHL misidentification 58441

Table 4: Reported from 31 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
South America Brazil BRA native 57911
South America Chile CHL native 86248
Asia China CHN native 247
South America Desventuradas DES native 89357
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31367
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Japan JPN native 559
South America Juan Fernández JFI native 89357
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Macau MAC native 31367
Africa Madagascar MDG native 45255
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 247
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 31367
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Asia Philippines PHL misidentification 58441
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 247
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tanzania TZA native 45255
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO questionable 33407
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
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