Squalus acanthias was reported from 70 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 60 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 5 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 5 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Western Atlantic: Greenland to Argentina; Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and and the Barents Sea to Western Sahara and the Canary Islands; Angola to South Africa. Indo-Pacific; the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Ref. 247) Reports from off New Guinea are doubtful (Ref. 6871). All records from North Pacific refer to Squalus suckleyi (Girard, 1855) (Ref. 85328). Appendix II (northern hemisphere populations) of the Bonn Convention (2009).
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Table 1: Present in 60 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Africa Angola AGO native 10717
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 53443
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
South America Chile CHL native 56050
Asia China CHN native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 10953
South America Falkland Is. FLK native 247
Europe Finland FIN native 247
Europe France FRA native 247
Asia Georgia GEO native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
North America Greenland GRL native 247
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Subantarctica Kerguelen Is. KGN native 45488
Europe Latvia LVA native 247
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Europe Lithuania LTU native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Europe Poland POL native 247
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Europe Romania ROU native 56616
Europe Russia RUS native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa South Africa ZAF native 247
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 247
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 247
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247

Table 2: Possible in 5 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Estonia EST questionable 247
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD questionable 89942
Africa Mauritius MUS questionable 5503
Africa Réunion REU questionable 6793
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773

Table 3: Absent from 5 countries/islands (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK misidentification 85328
Asia Japan JPN misidentification 85328
Asia Korea (North) PRK misidentification 85328
Asia Korea (South) KOR misidentification 85328
Asia Philippines PHL misidentification 85328

Table 4: Reported from 70 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK misidentification 85328
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Africa Angola AGO native 10717
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 53443
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
South America Chile CHL native 56050
Asia China CHN native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Europe Estonia EST questionable 247
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 10953
South America Falkland Is. FLK native 247
Europe Finland FIN native 247
Europe France FRA native 247
Asia Georgia GEO native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
North America Greenland GRL native 247
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN misidentification 85328
Subantarctica Kerguelen Is. KGN native 45488
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD questionable 89942
Asia Korea (North) PRK misidentification 85328
Asia Korea (South) KOR misidentification 85328
Europe Latvia LVA native 247
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Europe Lithuania LTU native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritius MUS questionable 5503
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Asia Philippines PHL misidentification 85328
Europe Poland POL native 247
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Africa Réunion REU questionable 6793
Europe Romania ROU native 56616
Europe Russia RUS native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa South Africa ZAF native 247
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 247
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Asia Thailand THA questionable 37773
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 247
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247
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