Scomber japonicus was reported from 92 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 28 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 62 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indo-Pacific: anti-tropical, absent from the Indian Ocean except for South Africa, KZN to Western Cape (58304).

Reports from Atlantic incl. Mediterranean are Scomber colias, and from Red Sea and northern Indian Ocean are Scomber australasicus (Ref. 27328).

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Table 1: Present in 28 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 168
South America Argentina ARG native 50681
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
North America Canada CAN native 6885
South America Chile CHL native 168
Asia China CHN native 168
South America Colombia COL native 168
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9340
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 50681
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 168
North America Honduras HND native 9340
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 168
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
North America Mexico MEX native 168
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9340
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9340
South America Peru PER native 168
Asia Philippines PHL native 168
Europe Russia RUS native 168
Africa South Africa ZAF native 168
Asia Taiwan TWN native 168
North America USA USA native 50681

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Hawaii HWI questionable 58302
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 50681

Table 3: Absent from 62 countries/islands (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB misidentification 50681
Africa Algeria DZA misidentification 50681
Africa Angola AGO misidentification 50681
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH misidentification 50681
South America Brazil BRA misidentification 50681
Europe Bulgaria BGR misidentification 50681
Africa Cameroon CMR misidentification 50681
Africa Canary Is. CNY misidentification 50681
Africa Cape Verde CPV misidentification 94080
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV misidentification 50681
Europe Croatia HRV misidentification 50681
North America Cuba CUB misidentification 50681
Asia Cyprus CYP misidentification 50681
Europe Denmark DNK misidentification 50681
Africa Djibouti DJI misidentification 50681
Africa Egypt EGY misidentification 50681
Africa Eritrea ERI misidentification 50681
Europe France FRA misidentification 50681
South America French Guiana GUF misidentification 50681
Africa Gabon GAB misidentification 50681
Africa Ghana GHA misidentification 50681
Europe Greece GRC misidentification 50681
North America Grenada GRD misidentification 50681
Africa Guinea GIN misidentification 50681
Asia India IND misidentification 50681
Asia Iran IRN misidentification 50681
Europe Isle of Man IMN misidentification 50681
Asia Israel ISR misidentification 50681
Europe Italy ITA misidentification 50681
Asia Jordan JOR misidentification 50681
Asia Lebanon LBN misidentification 50681
Africa Liberia LBR misidentification 50681
Africa Libya LBY misidentification 50681
Europe Malta MLT misidentification 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT misidentification 50681
Europe Monaco MCO misidentification 50681
Europe Montenegro MNE misidentification 50681
Africa Morocco MAR misidentification 50681
Africa Namibia NAM misidentification 50681
Africa Nigeria NGA misidentification 50681
Asia Oman OMN misidentification 50681
Europe Portugal PRT misidentification 50681
Asia Qatar QAT misidentification 50681
Europe Romania ROU misidentification 50681
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU misidentification 50681
Africa Sierra Leone SLE misidentification 50681
Europe Slovenia SVN misidentification 50681
Africa Somalia SOM misidentification 50681
Europe Spain ESP misidentification 50681
Africa St Helena SHN misidentification 50681
Africa Sudan SDN misidentification 50681
South America Suriname SUR misidentification 50681
Asia Syria SYR misidentification 50681
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO misidentification 50681
Africa Tunisia TUN misidentification 50681
Asia Turkey TUR misidentification 50681
Europe UK GBR misidentification 50681
Europe Ukraine UKR misidentification 50681
Asia United Arab Em. ARE misidentification 50681
South America Uruguay URY misidentification 50681
South America Venezuela VEN misidentification 50681
Asia Yemen YEM misidentification 50681

Table 4: Reported from 92 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 168
Europe Albania ALB misidentification 50681
Africa Algeria DZA misidentification 50681
Africa Angola AGO misidentification 50681
South America Argentina ARG native 50681
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH misidentification 50681
South America Brazil BRA misidentification 50681
Europe Bulgaria BGR misidentification 50681
Africa Cameroon CMR misidentification 50681
North America Canada CAN native 6885
Africa Canary Is. CNY misidentification 50681
Africa Cape Verde CPV misidentification 94080
South America Chile CHL native 168
Asia China CHN native 168
South America Colombia COL native 168
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9340
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV misidentification 50681
Europe Croatia HRV misidentification 50681
North America Cuba CUB misidentification 50681
Asia Cyprus CYP misidentification 50681
Europe Denmark DNK misidentification 50681
Africa Djibouti DJI misidentification 50681
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY misidentification 50681
North America El Salvador SLV native 50681
Africa Eritrea ERI misidentification 50681
Europe France FRA misidentification 50681
South America French Guiana GUF misidentification 50681
Africa Gabon GAB misidentification 50681
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 168
Africa Ghana GHA misidentification 50681
Europe Greece GRC misidentification 50681
North America Grenada GRD misidentification 50681
Africa Guinea GIN misidentification 50681
Oceania Hawaii HWI questionable 58302
North America Honduras HND native 9340
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND misidentification 50681
Asia Iran IRN misidentification 50681
Europe Isle of Man IMN misidentification 50681
Asia Israel ISR misidentification 50681
Europe Italy ITA misidentification 50681
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR misidentification 50681
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 168
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Asia Lebanon LBN misidentification 50681
Africa Liberia LBR misidentification 50681
Africa Libya LBY misidentification 50681
Europe Malta MLT misidentification 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT misidentification 50681
North America Mexico MEX native 168
Europe Monaco MCO misidentification 50681
Europe Montenegro MNE misidentification 50681
Africa Morocco MAR misidentification 50681
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 50681
Africa Namibia NAM misidentification 50681
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9340
Africa Nigeria NGA misidentification 50681
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN misidentification 50681
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9340
South America Peru PER native 168
Asia Philippines PHL native 168
Europe Portugal PRT misidentification 50681
Asia Qatar QAT misidentification 50681
Europe Romania ROU misidentification 50681
Europe Russia RUS native 168
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU misidentification 50681
Africa Sierra Leone SLE misidentification 50681
Europe Slovenia SVN misidentification 50681
Africa Somalia SOM misidentification 50681
Africa South Africa ZAF native 168
Europe Spain ESP misidentification 50681
Africa St Helena SHN misidentification 50681
Africa Sudan SDN misidentification 50681
South America Suriname SUR misidentification 50681
Asia Syria SYR misidentification 50681
Asia Taiwan TWN native 168
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO misidentification 50681
Africa Tunisia TUN misidentification 50681
Asia Turkey TUR misidentification 50681
Europe UK GBR misidentification 50681
Europe Ukraine UKR misidentification 50681
Asia United Arab Em. ARE misidentification 50681
South America Uruguay URY misidentification 50681
North America USA USA native 50681
South America Venezuela VEN misidentification 50681
Asia Yemen YEM misidentification 50681
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