Thunnus albacares was reported from 165 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 162 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 2 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas, but absent from the Mediterranean Sea. 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 162 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 168
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 45255
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 168
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 168
South America Argentina ARG native 86334
North America Aruba ABW native 168
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 168
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 168
North America Bahamas BHS native 168
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 168
North America Barbados BRB native 168
North America Belize BLZ native 168
Africa Benin BEN native 168
North America Bermuda BMU native 168
Africa Br Indian Oc Tr IOT native 168
South America Brazil BRA native 36453
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 168
Africa Cameroon CMR native 168
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 168
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 168
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 168
South America Chile CHL native 168
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 168
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 168
South America Colombia COL native 168
Africa Comoros COM native 168
Africa Congo COG native 168
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 168
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 168
North America Costa Rica CRI native 168
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 168
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 168
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
North America Dominica DMA native 168
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 168
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 9068
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 168
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 168
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
South America French Guiana GUF native 168
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 168
Africa Gabon GAB native 168
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 168
Africa Gambia GMB native 168
Africa Ghana GHA native 168
North America Grenada GRD native 168
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 168
Oceania Guam GUM native 168
North America Guatemala GTM native 168
Africa Guinea GIN native 168
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 168
South America Guyana GUY native 168
North America Haiti HTI native 168
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 168
North America Honduras HND native 168
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Iran IRN native 168
North America Jamaica JAM native 168
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 168
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 168
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 168
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 168
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Africa Liberia LBR native 168
Africa Madagascar MDG native 168
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 168
Asia Malaysia MYS native 168
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 168
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 168
North America Martinique MTQ native 168
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 168
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 168
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 168
North America Montserrat MSR native 168
Africa Morocco MAR native 168
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 168
Asia Myanmar MMR native 168
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania Nauru NRU native 168
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 168
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 168
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 168
Africa Nigeria NGA native 168
Oceania Niue NIU native 168
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 168
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 168
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Pac Is Trust Tr PCI native 168
Asia Pakistan PAK native 168
Oceania Palau PLW native 168
North America Panama PAN native 168
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 168
Asia Philippines PHL native 168
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 168
Europe Portugal PRT native 168
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 168
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 168
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 168
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 168
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 168
Africa Seychelles SYC native 168
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 168
Asia Singapore SGP native 168
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 168
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 168
Africa Somalia SOM native 168
Africa South Africa ZAF native 168
Europe Spain ESP native 168
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 168
Africa St Helena SHN native 168
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 168
North America St Lucia LCA native 168
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 168
South America Suriname SUR native 168
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 168
Asia Taiwan TWN native 168
Africa Tanzania TZA native 168
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 168
Africa Togo TGO native 168
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 168
Oceania Tonga TON native 168
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 168
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 168
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 168
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Europe UK GBR native 12140
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 168
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 168
North America USA USA native 168
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 168
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 168
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 168
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 168
Africa West Sahara ESH native 168
Asia Yemen YEM native 168

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855

Table 3: Absent from 2 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Admiralty Is. ADM misidentification 168
Europe France FRA misidentification 92725

Table 4: Reported from 165 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Admiralty Is. ADM misidentification 168
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 168
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 45255
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 168
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 168
South America Argentina ARG native 86334
North America Aruba ABW native 168
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 168
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 168
North America Bahamas BHS native 168
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 168
North America Barbados BRB native 168
North America Belize BLZ native 168
Africa Benin BEN native 168
North America Bermuda BMU native 168
Africa Br Indian Oc Tr IOT native 168
South America Brazil BRA native 36453
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 168
Africa Cameroon CMR native 168
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 168
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 168
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 168
South America Chile CHL native 168
Asia China CHN native 57879
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 168
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 168
South America Colombia COL native 168
Africa Comoros COM native 168
Africa Congo COG native 168
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 168
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 168
North America Costa Rica CRI native 168
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 168
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 168
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
North America Dominica DMA native 168
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 168
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 9068
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 168
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 168
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA misidentification 92725
South America French Guiana GUF native 168
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 168
Africa Gabon GAB native 168
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 168
Africa Gambia GMB native 168
Africa Ghana GHA native 168
North America Grenada GRD native 168
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 168
Oceania Guam GUM native 168
North America Guatemala GTM native 168
Africa Guinea GIN native 168
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 168
South America Guyana GUY native 168
North America Haiti HTI native 168
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 168
North America Honduras HND native 168
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Iran IRN native 168
North America Jamaica JAM native 168
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 168
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 168
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 168
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 168
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Africa Liberia LBR native 168
Africa Madagascar MDG native 168
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 168
Asia Malaysia MYS native 168
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 168
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 168
North America Martinique MTQ native 168
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 168
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 168
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 168
North America Montserrat MSR native 168
Africa Morocco MAR native 168
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 168
Asia Myanmar MMR native 168
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
Oceania Nauru NRU native 168
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 168
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 168
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 168
Africa Nigeria NGA native 168
Oceania Niue NIU native 168
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 168
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 168
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Oceania Pac Is Trust Tr PCI native 168
Asia Pakistan PAK native 168
Oceania Palau PLW native 168
North America Panama PAN native 168
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 168
Asia Philippines PHL native 168
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 168
Europe Portugal PRT native 168
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 168
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 168
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 168
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 168
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 168
Africa Seychelles SYC native 168
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 168
Asia Singapore SGP native 168
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 168
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 168
Africa Somalia SOM native 168
Africa South Africa ZAF native 168
Europe Spain ESP native 168
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 168
Africa St Helena SHN native 168
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 168
North America St Lucia LCA native 168
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 168
South America Suriname SUR native 168
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 168
Asia Taiwan TWN native 168
Africa Tanzania TZA native 168
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 168
Africa Togo TGO native 168
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 168
Oceania Tonga TON native 168
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 168
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 168
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 168
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Europe UK GBR native 12140
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 168
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 168
North America USA USA native 168
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 168
South America Venezuela VEN native 13628
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 168
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 168
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 168
Africa West Sahara ESH native 168
Asia Yemen YEM native 168
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