Carcharhinus plumbeus was reported from 98 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 96 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: Western Atlantic: southern Massachusetts, USA to Argentina (Ref. 58839); also Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba and south and west Caribbean (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Democratic Republic of the Congo, including the Mediterranean. Indo-Pacific: scattered records ranging from the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands. Eastern Pacific: Revillagigedo and Galapagos islands (Ref. 28023).
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Table 1: Present in 96 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 244
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 118627
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 244
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 244
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 28023
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia India IND native 118627
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 244
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 13186
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
North America Panama PAN native 244
Europe Portugal PRT native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 28023
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 244
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Africa Togo TGO native 244
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244
Asia Yemen YEM native 244

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK questionable 8880
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG questionable 6993

Table 4: Reported from 98 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 244
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 118627
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 244
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 244
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 28023
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia India IND native 118627
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 244
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 13186
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK questionable 8880
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG questionable 6993
Europe Portugal PRT native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 28023
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 244
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Africa Togo TGO native 244
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244
Asia Yemen YEM native 244
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