Plectropomus areolatus was reported from 36 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 34 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: Red Sea to the Phoenix Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia.
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Table 1: Present in 34 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 89611
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 5222
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5222
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5222
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12690
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 41878
Africa Tanzania TZA questionable 51015

Table 4: Reported from 36 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 89611
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 5222
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5222
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 41878
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Oceania Palau PLW native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5222
Africa Tanzania TZA questionable 51015
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12690
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222
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