Alopias vulpinus was reported from 105 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 101 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 3 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Cosmopolitan in temperate and tropical seas (Ref. 6871, 58085). Population considered reduced (R) in the US Atlantic waters; lower risk/conservation dependent (LR/CD) in US Pacific waters; data deficient (DD) in the rest of Atlantic and rest of Pacific (Ref. 12451). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).
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Table 1: Present in 101 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 96339
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Africa Angola AGO native 43278
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 43278
North America Bahamas BHS native 247
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
Africa Br Indian Oc Tr IOT native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 247
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 247
South America Chile CHL native 9068
Asia China CHN native 247
South America Colombia COL native 6871
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Europe Denmark DNK native 6302
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 10953
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 247
South America French Guiana GUF native 247
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 247
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 26352
Africa Gambia GMB native 247
Africa Ghana GHA native 43278
Europe Greece GRC native 247
Africa Guinea GIN native 247
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 247
South America Guyana GUY native 247
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Indonesia IDN native 247
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 247
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89422
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Liberia LBR native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 43278
Asia Maldives MDV native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 247
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 13613
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Asia Oman OMN native 247
Asia Pakistan PAK native 247
North America Panama PAN native 247
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa Somalia SOM native 247
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 247
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 34514
South America Suriname SUR native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 30402
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 13570
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tanzania TZA native 247
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 247
South America Venezuela VEN native 247
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247
Asia Yemen YEM native 247

Table 2: Possible in 3 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI questionable 118627
Europe Germany DEU questionable 36252
Asia India IND questionable 118627

Table 3: Absent from 1 countries/islands (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Djibouti DJI misidentification 84159

Table 4: Reported from 105 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 96339
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Asia Andaman Is. ANI questionable 118627
Africa Angola AGO native 43278
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 43278
North America Bahamas BHS native 247
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
Africa Br Indian Oc Tr IOT native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 247
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 247
South America Chile CHL native 9068
Asia China CHN native 247
South America Colombia COL native 6871
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 247
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
Europe Denmark DNK native 6302
Africa Djibouti DJI misidentification 84159
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 10953
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 247
South America French Guiana GUF native 247
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 247
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 26352
Africa Gambia GMB native 247
Europe Germany DEU questionable 36252
Africa Ghana GHA native 43278
Europe Greece GRC native 247
Africa Guinea GIN native 247
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 247
South America Guyana GUY native 247
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia India IND questionable 118627
Asia Indonesia IDN native 247
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 247
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89422
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Liberia LBR native 247
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 43278
Asia Maldives MDV native 247
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 247
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 13613
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Asia Oman OMN native 247
Asia Pakistan PAK native 247
North America Panama PAN native 247
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 247
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Africa Somalia SOM native 247
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 247
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 34514
South America Suriname SUR native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 30402
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 13570
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tanzania TZA native 247
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 247
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 247
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 247
South America Venezuela VEN native 247
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247
Asia Yemen YEM native 247
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