Acanthurus xanthopterus was reported from 70 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 67 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 3 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indo-Pacific: coast of East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and French Polynesia, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Eastern Pacific: lower Gulf of California and Clipperton Island to Panama and the Galapagos Islands.
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Table 1: Present in 67 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 2334
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 37792
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9267
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9267
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 9267
Oceania Fiji FJI native 13299
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4795
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 9267
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
North America Guatemala GTM native 9267
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
North America Honduras HND native 9267
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 9710
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1920
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 4795
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 1920
North America Mexico MEX native 1920
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9267
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1920
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 1920
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 11018
Asia Philippines PHL native 48613
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 9710
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1920
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 1920
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3146
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 1920
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 37792
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4795
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 4795
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 1920
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 2682
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356

Table 3: Absent from 3 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Egypt EGY error 84159
Africa Eritrea ERI error 84159
Africa Sudan SDN error 84159

Table 4: Reported from 70 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 2334
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 37792
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9267
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9267
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY error 84159
North America El Salvador SLV native 9267
Africa Eritrea ERI error 84159
Oceania Fiji FJI native 13299
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 4795
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 9267
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
North America Guatemala GTM native 9267
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
North America Honduras HND native 9267
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 9710
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 1920
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 4795
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 1920
North America Mexico MEX native 1920
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9267
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1920
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 1920
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 11018
Asia Philippines PHL native 48613
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 9710
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1920
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 1920
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3146
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 1920
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 37792
Africa Sudan SDN error 84159
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4795
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 4795
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 1920
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 2682
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
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