Acanthurus lineatus was reported from 55 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 55 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 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: East Africa, including the Mascarene Islands (Ref. 37792) to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Replaced by the closely related Acanthurus sohal in the Red Sea.
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Table 1: Present in 55 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 2334
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1920
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 3146
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 37792
Africa Madagascar MDG native 37792
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1920
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1920
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9710
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1920
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 1920
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1920
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3146
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 28618
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4795
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 3146
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 2334
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 1920
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 1920
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 4: Reported from 55 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 2334
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 37792
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 10708
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1920
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 3146
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 37792
Africa Madagascar MDG native 37792
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1920
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 1920
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 9710
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1920
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 1920
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 1920
Africa Seychelles SYC native 3146
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 28618
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 3145
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4795
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 3146
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 2334
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 1920
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 1920
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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