Scomberesox simulans was reported from 18 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 18 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: Southwest Atlantic, and Northeast Atlantic to eastern Indian Ocean: confined to warm-temperate or tropical waters, yet apparently antitropical. Eastern Atlantic: Portugal, the Azores and Madeira to Sierra Leone and westwards to 50°W, and from Angola to South Africa. Western Atlantic: Brazil to Uruguay. Often confused as the juvenile form of Scomberesox saurus scombroides (Ref. 27121).
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Table 1: Present in 18 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 6531
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6729
South America Brazil BRA native 6531
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6729
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 6531
Africa Gambia GMB native 6531
Africa Guinea GIN native 6531
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 6531
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 6729
Africa Mauritania MRT native 6531
Africa Morocco MAR native 6729
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Europe Portugal PRT native 6729
Africa Senegal SEN native 6531
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 6531
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6617
Africa St Helena SHN native 4905
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6729

Table 4: Reported from 18 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 6531
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6729
South America Brazil BRA native 6531
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6729
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 6531
Africa Gambia GMB native 6531
Africa Guinea GIN native 6531
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 6531
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 6729
Africa Mauritania MRT native 6531
Africa Morocco MAR native 6729
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Europe Portugal PRT native 6729
Africa Senegal SEN native 6531
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 6531
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6617
Africa St Helena SHN native 4905
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6729
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European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

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