Paracanthurus hepatus was reported from 44 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 43 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-Pacific: East Africa, including the Mascarene Islands (Ref. 37792) to Kiribati, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Samoa.
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Table 1: Present in 43 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 2331
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 1602
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 37792
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 37792
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 2334
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 37792
Africa Madagascar MDG native 37792
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 37792
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 37792
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 1602
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1602
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Oceania Tonga TON native 37792
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37792

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 5213

Table 4: Reported from 44 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 2331
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 1602
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 37792
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 37792
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 2334
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 37792
Africa Madagascar MDG native 37792
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ questionable 5213
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 37792
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 37792
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 1602
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1602
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 51015
Oceania Tonga TON native 37792
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 46904
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37792
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