Gambusia affinis was reported from 82 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 78 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 2 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: North and Central America: Mississippi River basin from central Indiana and Illinois in USA south to Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Slope drainages west to Mexico. One of the species with the widest range of introductions which acquired for itself a near pan-global distribution (Ref. 1739). Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
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Table 1: Present in 78 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Afghanistan AFG introduced 39701
Europe Albania ALB introduced 13686
Africa Algeria DZA introduced 87900
Oceania American Samoa ASM introduced 1739
South America Argentina ARG introduced 9086
Asia Armenia ARM introduced 41168
Oceania Australia AUS introduced 1739
Asia Bangladesh BGD introduced 43638
South America Bolivia BOL introduced 1739
Europe Bulgaria BGR introduced 58918
Asia Cambodia KHM introduced 74657
North America Canada CAN introduced 1739
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF introduced 1739
South America Chile CHL introduced 1739
Asia China CHN introduced 1739
Africa Comoros COM introduced 57749
Oceania Cook Is. COK introduced 1739
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV introduced 1739
Africa Egypt EGY introduced 1739
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 12743
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Oceania French Polynesia PYF introduced 74657
Asia Georgia GEO introduced 26334
Africa Ghana GHA introduced 1739
Europe Greece GRC introduced 113897
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 1739
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
Asia Hong Kong HKG introduced 5258
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Asia India IND introduced 1739
Asia Iraq IRQ introduced 13686
Asia Israel ISR introduced 1739
Europe Italy ITA introduced 27118
Asia Japan JPN introduced 559
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ introduced 41038
Africa Kenya KEN introduced 13686
Oceania Kiribati KIR introduced 1739
Asia Laos LAO introduced 43281
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 1739
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced 6095
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL introduced 6349
Africa Mauritius MUS introduced 57749
North America Mexico MEX native 5723
Oceania Micronesia FSM introduced 1739
Africa Morocco MAR introduced 1739
Asia Myanmar MMR introduced 43638
Asia Nepal NPL introduced 85009
Oceania New Zealand NZL introduced 1739
Oceania North Marianas MNP introduced 1739
Asia Pakistan PAK introduced 52665
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG introduced 2847
South America Peru PER introduced 1739
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 6096
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 6375
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 50307
Africa Rodriguez ROD introduced 57749
Europe Romania ROU introduced 1739
Europe Russia RUS introduced 26334
Oceania Samoa WSM introduced 1739
Europe Serbia SRB introduced 1739
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 51823
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB introduced 6349
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Europe Spain ESP introduced 1739
Asia Sri Lanka LKA introduced 6028
Africa Sudan SDN introduced 1739
Asia Syria SYR introduced 1739
Oceania Tahiti TIT introduced 1739
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 1739
Asia Thailand THA introduced 6301
Asia Timor-Leste TLS introduced 78572
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 57271
Europe Ukraine UKR introduced 12306
North America USA USA native 5723
Asia Uzbekistan UZB introduced 11145
Oceania Vanuatu VUT introduced 87781
Asia Viet Nam VNM introduced 74657
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE introduced 13337

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Mayotte MYT questionable 79840
Europe Slovenia SVN questionable 115961

Table 3: Absent from 2 countries/islands (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Indonesia IDN not established 1739
Africa Zambia ZMB not established 8600

Table 4: Reported from 82 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Afghanistan AFG introduced 39701
Europe Albania ALB introduced 13686
Africa Algeria DZA introduced 87900
Oceania American Samoa ASM introduced 1739
South America Argentina ARG introduced 9086
Asia Armenia ARM introduced 41168
Oceania Australia AUS introduced 1739
Asia Bangladesh BGD introduced 43638
South America Bolivia BOL introduced 1739
Europe Bulgaria BGR introduced 58918
Asia Cambodia KHM introduced 74657
North America Canada CAN introduced 1739
Africa Central Afr. Rp CAF introduced 1739
South America Chile CHL introduced 1739
Asia China CHN introduced 1739
Africa Comoros COM introduced 57749
Oceania Cook Is. COK introduced 1739
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV introduced 1739
Africa Egypt EGY introduced 1739
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 12743
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Oceania French Polynesia PYF introduced 74657
Asia Georgia GEO introduced 26334
Africa Ghana GHA introduced 1739
Europe Greece GRC introduced 113897
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 1739
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
Asia Hong Kong HKG introduced 5258
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Asia India IND introduced 1739
Asia Indonesia IDN not established 1739
Asia Iraq IRQ introduced 13686
Asia Israel ISR introduced 1739
Europe Italy ITA introduced 27118
Asia Japan JPN introduced 559
Asia Kazakhstan KAZ introduced 41038
Africa Kenya KEN introduced 13686
Oceania Kiribati KIR introduced 1739
Asia Laos LAO introduced 43281
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 1739
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced 6095
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL introduced 6349
Africa Mauritius MUS introduced 57749
Africa Mayotte MYT questionable 79840
North America Mexico MEX native 5723
Oceania Micronesia FSM introduced 1739
Africa Morocco MAR introduced 1739
Asia Myanmar MMR introduced 43638
Asia Nepal NPL introduced 85009
Oceania New Zealand NZL introduced 1739
Oceania North Marianas MNP introduced 1739
Asia Pakistan PAK introduced 52665
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG introduced 2847
South America Peru PER introduced 1739
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 6096
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 6375
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 50307
Africa Rodriguez ROD introduced 57749
Europe Romania ROU introduced 1739
Europe Russia RUS introduced 26334
Oceania Samoa WSM introduced 1739
Europe Serbia SRB introduced 1739
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 51823
Europe Slovenia SVN questionable 115961
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB introduced 6349
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Europe Spain ESP introduced 1739
Asia Sri Lanka LKA introduced 6028
Africa Sudan SDN introduced 1739
Asia Syria SYR introduced 1739
Oceania Tahiti TIT introduced 1739
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 1739
Asia Thailand THA introduced 6301
Asia Timor-Leste TLS introduced 78572
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 57271
Europe Ukraine UKR introduced 12306
North America USA USA native 5723
Asia Uzbekistan UZB introduced 11145
Oceania Vanuatu VUT introduced 87781
Asia Viet Nam VNM introduced 74657
Africa Zambia ZMB not established 8600
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE introduced 13337
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