Epinephelus chlorostigma was reported from 50 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 46 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 4 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: Red Sea to Natal, South Africa and eastward to the western Pacific, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Records from Persian Gulf are apparently misidentifications of Epinephelus polylepis. Not verified from the Comoros, continental shelf between Oman and Cambodia, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia.
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Table 1: Present in 46 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 5222
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 33390
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia China CHN native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 5222
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Iran IRN native 47613
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 4787
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 33390
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 5222
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 5222
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Pakistan PAK native 2872
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Africa Réunion REU native 33390
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 4787
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4787
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 6785
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 115917
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222

Table 2: Possible in 4 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 33390
Asia Malaysia MYS questionable 27550
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 43020
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 12484

Table 4: Reported from 50 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 5222
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 33390
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 33390
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Asia China CHN native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 5222
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Iran IRN native 47613
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Japan JPN native 4787
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Africa Kenya KEN native 4787
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 33390
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 5222
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Asia Malaysia MYS questionable 27550
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 5222
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Pakistan PAK native 2872
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6192
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 43020
Africa Réunion REU native 33390
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Seychelles SYC native 4787
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 12484
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4787
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 6785
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 115917
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 12846
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222
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