Zebrasoma velifer was reported from 44 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 39 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 5 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean: Christmas Island and most of the East Indian region to South China Sea, Hawaii and Pitcairn Islands; north to Japan and Ogasawara Islands; south to western and eastern Australia; Replaced by Zebrasoma desjardinii in the Indian Ocean.
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Table 1: Present in 39 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 2334
Africa Bassas da India BSI native 124899
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1602
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 37792
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 37792
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 37792
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 37792
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 37792
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6306
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 28618
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 121505
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Socotra Arch. SOC native 37631
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4795
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37792

Table 3: Absent from 5 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia India IND misidentification 90102
Asia Jordan JOR misidentification 90102
Asia Maldives MDV misidentification 90102
Africa Mozambique MOZ misidentification 90102
Asia Yemen YEM misidentification 37631

Table 4: Reported from 44 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 2334
Africa Bassas da India BSI native 124899
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia China CHN native 47843
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1602
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 37792
Asia India IND misidentification 90102
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 37792
Asia Jordan JOR misidentification 90102
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 37792
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 37792
Asia Malaysia MYS native 27550
Asia Maldives MDV misidentification 90102
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 37816
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ misidentification 90102
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 1602
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 37792
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6306
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 28618
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 121505
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Socotra Arch. SOC native 37631
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4795
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37792
Asia Yemen YEM misidentification 37631
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