Carcharhinus longimanus was reported from 151 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 150 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: Circumglobal (tropical to warm temperate, Ref. 244). 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 150 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
South America Argentina ARG native 244
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 244
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 9997
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 28023
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 28023
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Comoros COM native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 9997
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 9997
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
Oceania Guam GUM native 9997
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 244
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 27929
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 9997
Asia Jordan JOR native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89423
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 9997
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 244
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 9997
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 9997
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Asia Myanmar MMR native 244
Oceania Nauru NRU native 9997
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 35942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Oceania Niue NIU native 9997
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 9997
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
Oceania Palau PLW native 9997
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 244
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 9997
Europe Portugal PRT native 244
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Oceania Samoa WSM 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
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 9997
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 95727
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
Africa St Helena SHN native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Europe Sweden SWE native
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 9997
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Africa Togo TGO native 244
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 9997
Oceania Tonga TON native 9997
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 106604
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 9997
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 96339
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 9997
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 9997
Africa West Sahara ESH native 244
Asia Yemen YEM native 244

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Japan JPN questionable 244

Table 4: Reported from 151 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
South America Argentina ARG native 244
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 244
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 9997
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 28023
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 28023
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Comoros COM native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 9997
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 9997
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
Oceania Guam GUM native 9997
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 244
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 27929
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN questionable 244
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 9997
Asia Jordan JOR native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89423
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 9997
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 244
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 9997
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 9997
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Asia Myanmar MMR native 244
Oceania Nauru NRU native 9997
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 35942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Oceania Niue NIU native 9997
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 9997
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
Oceania Palau PLW native 9997
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 244
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 9997
Europe Portugal PRT native 244
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Oceania Samoa WSM 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
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 9997
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 95727
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
Africa St Helena SHN native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Europe Sweden SWE native
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 9997
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Africa Togo TGO native 244
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 9997
Oceania Tonga TON native 9997
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 106604
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 9997
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 96339
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 9997
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 9997
Africa West Sahara ESH native 244
Asia Yemen YEM native 244
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