Acanthurus leucosternon was reported from 24 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 22 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indian Ocean: eastern Africa to the Andaman Sea, southwest Indonesia and Christmas Island; with range extended to Bali, Indonesia in Western Pacific (Ref. 37792).
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Table 1: Present in 22 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 3145
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 90102
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3146
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 12484
Asia Taiwan TWN questionable 12711

Table 4: Reported from 24 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 3145
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 90102
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3146
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 12484
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN questionable 12711
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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