Sphyrna zygaena was reported from 91 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 87 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: Widespread in temperate and tropical seas (Ref. 13562). Western Atlantic: Canada to the Virgin Islands; Brazil to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic: British Isles to Côte d'Ivoire, including the Mediterranean. Indo-Pacific: South Africa to Sri Lanka; southern Siberia to Viet Nam (Ref. 13562); southern Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii (Ref. 13562). Eastern Pacific: northern California, USA to Chile.
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Table 1: Present in 87 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 244
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
South America Argentina ARG native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
South America Chile CHL native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
Europe Croatia HRV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 244
Europe Greece GRC native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Europe Ireland IRL native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 13562
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Europe Montenegro MNE native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8880
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 87400
Oceania Palau PLW native 10494
North America Panama PAN native 244
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Europe Portugal PRT native 244
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Europe Russia RUS native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Europe Slovenia SVN native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Europe UK GBR native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 244
Africa West Sahara ESH native 244

Table 2: Possible in 4 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Malaysia MYS questionable 27550
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 12484
North America Nicaragua NIC questionable 27794
Oceania Samoa WSM questionable 592

Table 4: Reported from 91 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 244
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
South America Argentina ARG native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
South America Chile CHL native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
Europe Croatia HRV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Europe France FRA native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 244
Europe Greece GRC native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Europe Ireland IRL native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Asia Lebanon LBN native 244
Africa Libya LBY native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 13562
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS questionable 27550
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Europe Montenegro MNE native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Africa Namibia NAM questionable 12484
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC questionable 27794
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8880
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 87400
Oceania Palau PLW native 10494
North America Panama PAN native 244
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Europe Portugal PRT native 244
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Europe Russia RUS native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM questionable 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Europe Slovenia SVN native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Asia Timor-Leste TLS Native 118793
Africa Tunisia TUN native 244
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Europe UK GBR native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 244
Africa West Sahara ESH native 244
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