Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus was reported from 46 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 44 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: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to East London, South Africa and east to Fiji. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797). It is not known from the Red Sea, but it does occur in the Persian Gulf. Record from northwestern Australia (Ref. 3132) is doubtful. It is closely related to, and is often confused with, three other white-spotted species: Epinephelus ongus, Epinephelus summana, and Epinephelus corallicola.
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Table 1: Present in 44 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 5222
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 4787
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 27253
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Iran IRN native 5222
Asia Iraq IRQ native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 5222
Asia Kuwait KWT native 5222
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4787
Asia Malaysia MYS native 35545
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Qatar QAT native 5222
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 4787
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 5222
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4319
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4787
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 5222
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 4787
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Rodriguez ROD questionable 3153
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573

Table 4: Reported from 46 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 5222
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 4787
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 27253
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Iran IRN native 5222
Asia Iraq IRQ native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 5222
Asia Kuwait KWT native 5222
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4787
Asia Malaysia MYS native 35545
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Qatar QAT native 5222
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Rodriguez ROD questionable 3153
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 4787
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 5222
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4319
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4787
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 5222
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 4787
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
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