Squalus blainville was reported from 56 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 53 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 3 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Mediterranean, Morocco, Senegal to Namibia (these records may include other species in addition to Squalus blainvillei). Although reported from the Canary Islands (e.g. Ref. 247), it is most likely based on misidentifications of Squalus megalops (Ref. 6808). Western Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan. Nominal records of Squalus blainville or Squalus fernandinus from the western Atlantic (North Carolina, USA to northern Gulf of Mexico; Argentina), Indian Ocean (South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania and India) and the Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii and northern Chile), as well as some records from the northwest Pacific and eastern Atlantic are based at least in part on Squalus mitsukurii and possibly other species. Whether Squalus blainville itself is as wide-ranging as reported for blainville-group dogfishes (including Squalus mitsukurii) remains to be determined.
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Table 1: Present in 53 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 2806
Africa Benin BEN native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 247
Africa Cameroon CMR native 247
South America Chile CHL native 86248
Africa Congo COG native 247
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 247
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 247
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 247
Africa Gabon GAB native 247
Africa Gambia GMB native 247
Africa Ghana GHA native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
Africa Guinea GIN native 247
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 247
Asia Israel ISR native 104125
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Liberia LBR native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Africa Nigeria NGA native 247
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Togo TGO native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247

Table 2: Possible in 3 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America French Guiana GUF questionable 13608
Africa Mauritius MUS questionable 33390
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 247

Table 4: Reported from 56 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 2806
Africa Benin BEN native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 247
Africa Cameroon CMR native 247
South America Chile CHL native 86248
Africa Congo COG native 247
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 247
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 247
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 247
South America French Guiana GUF questionable 13608
Africa Gabon GAB native 247
Africa Gambia GMB native 247
Africa Ghana GHA native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
Africa Guinea GIN native 247
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 247
Asia Israel ISR native 104125
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Liberia LBR native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 247
Africa Mauritius MUS questionable 33390
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 247
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Africa Nigeria NGA native 247
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Togo TGO native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247
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