Dactylopterus volitans was reported from 59 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 57 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: English Channel to Angola, including the Mediterranean, Madeira, and the Azores. Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to Massachusetts, USA and the Gulf of Mexico to Argentina.
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Table 1: Present in 57 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Africa Algeria DZA native 56488
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 5224
South America Argentina ARG native 7251
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 9761
North America Belize BLZ native 5224
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
South America Colombia COL native 5217
North America Costa Rica CRI native 5224
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 28587
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
Asia Cyprus CYP native 88082
North America Dominica DMA native 5224
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 5224
Europe France FRA native 116450
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
Europe Greece GRC native 48657
North America Grenada GRD native 5224
North America Guatemala GTM native 5224
Africa Guinea GIN native 41002
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 5224
North America Honduras HND native 5224
Europe Italy ITA native 3397
North America Jamaica JAM native 5224
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
North America Mexico MEX native 5224
North America Nicaragua NIC native 5224
North America Panama PAN native 5224
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Europe Spain ESP native 95727
North America St Lucia LCA native 5224
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 58047
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 5224
South America Suriname SUR native 26912
Asia Syria SYR native 87676
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
Europe UK GBR native 5204
Europe Ukraine UKR native 12561
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Ascension I. ASC questionable 86997
Africa Madeira Is. MRA questionable 74541

Table 4: Reported from 59 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Africa Algeria DZA native 56488
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 5224
South America Argentina ARG native 7251
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
Africa Ascension I. ASC questionable 86997
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 9761
North America Belize BLZ native 5224
North America Bermuda BMU native 7251
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
South America Colombia COL native 5217
North America Costa Rica CRI native 5224
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 28587
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
Asia Cyprus CYP native 88082
North America Dominica DMA native 5224
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 5224
Europe France FRA native 116450
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
Europe Greece GRC native 48657
North America Grenada GRD native 5224
North America Guatemala GTM native 5224
Africa Guinea GIN native 41002
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 5224
North America Honduras HND native 5224
Europe Italy ITA native 3397
North America Jamaica JAM native 5224
Africa Madeira Is. MRA questionable 74541
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 55783
North America Mexico MEX native 5224
North America Nicaragua NIC native 5224
North America Panama PAN native 5224
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Europe Spain ESP native 95727
North America St Lucia LCA native 5224
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 58047
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 5224
South America Suriname SUR native 26912
Asia Syria SYR native 87676
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
Europe UK GBR native 5204
Europe Ukraine UKR native 12561
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
South America Venezuela VEN native 5217
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
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