Plectropomus pessuliferus was reported from 24 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 21 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 3 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, Zanzibar, Maldives, St. Brandon's Shoals, Sri Lanka, Chagos, Nazareth Bank, Sumatra, and Fiji. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797). Subspecies, Plectropomus pessuliferus marisburi occurs in the Red Sea, while Plectropomus pessuliferus pessuliferus from the rest of the Indo-Pacific region (Ref. 3150). Often misidentified as Plectropomus maculatus.
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Table 1: Present in 21 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 5222
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 5222
Africa Glorieuses Is. GLI native 114949
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 27253
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5222
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222

Table 2: Possible in 3 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 49596
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 53416
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573

Table 4: Reported from 24 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 49596
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 5222
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 5222
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5222
Africa Egypt EGY native 5222
Africa Eritrea ERI native 5222
Oceania Fiji FJI native 5222
Africa Glorieuses Is. GLI native 114949
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 27253
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5222
Asia Israel ISR native 5222
Asia Jordan JOR native 5222
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Philippines PHL questionable 53416
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 5222
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5222
Africa Sudan SDN native 5222
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4787
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Yemen YEM native 5222
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