Epinephelus epistictus was reported from 34 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 33 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Kenya to South Africa; Oman, west coast of India, Korea, Japan including Ogasawara Islands, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northern Australia. Sometimes misidentified as Epinephelus magniscuttis or Epinephelus heniochus.
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Table 1: Present in 33 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 28618
Asia China CHN native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Iran IRN native 5222
Asia Iraq IRQ native 97263
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 4787
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 5222
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5222
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4787
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573

Table 4: Reported from 34 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Asia Bahrain BHR native 28618
Asia China CHN native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Iran IRN native 5222
Asia Iraq IRQ native 97263
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 4787
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 5222
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 5222
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5222
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4787
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222
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