Scarus russelii was reported from 16 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 15 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa, including Madagascar, Seychelles, and Mauritius to the south coast of India and Sri Lanka. Absent from the Red Sea (probably replaced by Scarus fuscopurpureus) and Persian Gulf. Presence in Somalia to be confirmed (Ref. 30573). Eastern Indian Ocean: Similan Island, Thailand (Ref. 9710).
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Table 1: Present in 15 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 90102
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 90102
Africa Kenya KEN native 3488
Africa Madagascar MDG native 3488
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 3488
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 90102
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3488
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5490
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 3488
Africa Tanzania TZA native 3488
Asia Thailand THA native 9710

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 53416

Table 4: Reported from 16 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 90102
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 90102
Africa Kenya KEN native 3488
Africa Madagascar MDG native 3488
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 3488
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 90102
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 53416
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3488
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5490
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 3488
Africa Tanzania TZA native 3488
Asia Thailand THA native 9710
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