Boops boops was reported from 63 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 62 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: Eastern Atlantic: Norway to Angola, including the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and the Sao Tome-Principe Islands. Common from Bay of Biscay to Gibraltar (Ref. 4781). Also found in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
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Table 1: Present in 62 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 4781
Africa Algeria DZA native 4781
Africa Angola AGO native 5287
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 4781
Europe Belgium BEL native 4781
Africa Benin BEN native 4517
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 4781
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 4781
Africa Cameroon CMR native 3688
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 4517
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 3688
Africa Congo COG native 3688
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 3688
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 3688
Europe Croatia HRV native 4781
Asia Cyprus CYP native 4781
Europe Denmark DNK native 4781
Africa Egypt EGY native 9987
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 3688
Europe France FRA native 4517
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
Africa Gambia GMB native 3688
Asia Georgia GEO native 4781
Europe Germany DEU native 4781
Africa Ghana GHA native 3688
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 4781
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Africa Guinea GIN native 2683
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
Europe Ireland IRL native 4781
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 4781
Asia Israel ISR native 4781
Europe Italy ITA native 4517
Asia Lebanon LBN native 4781
Africa Liberia LBR native 3688
Africa Libya LBY native 4781
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 4517
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Europe Monaco MCO native 4517
Europe Montenegro MNE native 4781
Africa Morocco MAR native 4781
Europe Netherlands NLD native 1756
Africa Nigeria NGA native 3688
Europe Norway NOR native 4781
Europe Portugal PRT native 4517
Europe Romania ROU native 4781
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Senegal SEN native 3688
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 3397
Europe Slovenia SVN native 4781
Europe Spain ESP native 4517
Europe Sweden SWE native 4781
Asia Syria SYR native 4781
Africa Togo TGO native 3688
Africa Tunisia TUN native 4781
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 5204
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 4781
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 4781
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
Africa West Sahara ESH native 3688

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia China CHN questionable 57879

Table 4: Reported from 63 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 4781
Africa Algeria DZA native 4781
Africa Angola AGO native 5287
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 4781
Europe Belgium BEL native 4781
Africa Benin BEN native 4517
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 4781
Europe Bulgaria BGR native 4781
Africa Cameroon CMR native 3688
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 4517
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 3688
Asia China CHN questionable 57879
Africa Congo COG native 3688
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 3688
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 3688
Europe Croatia HRV native 4781
Asia Cyprus CYP native 4781
Europe Denmark DNK native 4781
Africa Egypt EGY native 9987
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 3688
Europe France FRA native 4517
Africa Gabon GAB native 5516
Africa Gambia GMB native 3688
Asia Georgia GEO native 4781
Europe Germany DEU native 4781
Africa Ghana GHA native 3688
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 4781
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Africa Guinea GIN native 2683
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
Europe Ireland IRL native 4781
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 4781
Asia Israel ISR native 4781
Europe Italy ITA native 4517
Asia Lebanon LBN native 4781
Africa Liberia LBR native 3688
Africa Libya LBY native 4781
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 4517
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Europe Monaco MCO native 4517
Europe Montenegro MNE native 4781
Africa Morocco MAR native 4781
Europe Netherlands NLD native 1756
Africa Nigeria NGA native 3688
Europe Norway NOR native 4781
Europe Portugal PRT native 4517
Europe Romania ROU native 4781
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Senegal SEN native 3688
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 3397
Europe Slovenia SVN native 4781
Europe Spain ESP native 4517
Europe Sweden SWE native 4781
Asia Syria SYR native 4781
Africa Togo TGO native 3688
Africa Tunisia TUN native 4781
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Europe UK GBR native 5204
Europe UK No Ireld GBN native 4781
Europe UK Scotland GBS native 4781
Europe Ukraine UKR native 897
Africa West Sahara ESH native 3688
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