Makaira nigricans was reported from 74 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 70 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 4 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Atlantic Ocean: in tropical and temperate waters. We follow Nakamura 1985 (Ref. 43) in recognizing Makaira mazara and Makaira nigricans as two distinct species chiefly because of differences in the pattern of the lateral line system. Many scientists, however, do not recognize this character as specifically diagnostic and consider the latter species as a single pantropical species occurring in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).
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Table 1: Present in 70 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 43
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 43
South America Argentina ARG native 43
North America Aruba ABW native 43
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 35204
North America Bahamas BHS native 43
North America Barbados BRB native 43
North America Belize BLZ native 43
Africa Benin BEN native 43
North America Bermuda BMU native 43
South America Brazil BRA native 43
Africa Cameroon CMR native 43
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 43
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 43
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 43
South America Colombia COL native 43
Africa Congo COG native 43
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 43
North America Costa Rica CRI native 43
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 43
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 43
North America Dominica DMA native 43
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 43
South America French Guiana GUF native 43
Africa Gabon GAB native 43
Africa Gambia GMB native 43
Africa Ghana GHA native 43
North America Grenada GRD native 43
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 43
North America Guatemala GTM native 43
Africa Guinea GIN native 43
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 43
South America Guyana GUY native 43
North America Haiti HTI native 43
North America Honduras HND native 43
North America Jamaica JAM native 43
Africa Liberia LBR native 43
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 43
North America Martinique MTQ native 43
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
North America Mexico MEX native 43
North America Montserrat MSR native 43
Africa Morocco MAR native 43
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 43
Africa Nigeria NGA native 43
North America Panama PAN native 43
Europe Portugal PRT native 43
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Senegal SEN native 43
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 43
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6659
Africa St Helena SHN native 43
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 43
North America St Lucia LCA native 43
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 43
South America Suriname SUR native 43
Africa Togo TGO native 43
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 43
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
South America Uruguay URY native 43
North America USA USA native 43
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 43
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180

Table 2: Possible in 4 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Hawaii HWI questionable 58302
Asia India IND questionable 45255
Oceania New Zealand NZL questionable 72381
Oceania Samoa WSM questionable 592

Table 4: Reported from 74 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 43
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 43
South America Argentina ARG native 43
North America Aruba ABW native 43
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 35204
North America Bahamas BHS native 43
North America Barbados BRB native 43
North America Belize BLZ native 43
Africa Benin BEN native 43
North America Bermuda BMU native 43
South America Brazil BRA native 43
Africa Cameroon CMR native 43
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 43
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 43
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 43
South America Colombia COL native 43
Africa Congo COG native 43
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 43
North America Costa Rica CRI native 43
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 43
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 43
North America Dominica DMA native 43
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 43
South America French Guiana GUF native 43
Africa Gabon GAB native 43
Africa Gambia GMB native 43
Africa Ghana GHA native 43
North America Grenada GRD native 43
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 43
North America Guatemala GTM native 43
Africa Guinea GIN native 43
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 43
South America Guyana GUY native 43
North America Haiti HTI native 43
Oceania Hawaii HWI questionable 58302
North America Honduras HND native 43
Asia India IND questionable 45255
North America Jamaica JAM native 43
Africa Liberia LBR native 43
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 43
North America Martinique MTQ native 43
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
North America Mexico MEX native 43
North America Montserrat MSR native 43
Africa Morocco MAR native 43
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Oceania New Zealand NZL questionable 72381
North America Nicaragua NIC native 43
Africa Nigeria NGA native 43
North America Panama PAN native 43
Europe Portugal PRT native 43
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Oceania Samoa WSM questionable 592
Africa Senegal SEN native 43
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 43
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6659
Africa St Helena SHN native 43
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 43
North America St Lucia LCA native 43
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 43
South America Suriname SUR native 43
Africa Togo TGO native 43
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 43
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
South America Uruguay URY native 43
North America USA USA native 43
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 43
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
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