Acanthurus thompsoni was reported from 41 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 40 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: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, including the Mascarene Islands (Ref. 37792) to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rapa (Austral Islands). The Indian Ocean population is without the white caudal fin.
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Table 1: Present in 40 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 2334
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 37792
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1920
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 37792
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
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 11897
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6306
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 1920
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 1602
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 37792
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 28618
Asia Taiwan TWN native 48448
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 37792
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 1920
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573

Table 4: Reported from 41 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Oceania Australia AUS native 2334
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37792
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
Oceania Fiji FJI native 37792
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 1920
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 37792
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 8631
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 37792
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
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 11897
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6306
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 1920
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 1602
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37792
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Somalia SOM questionable 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 37792
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 28618
Asia Taiwan TWN native 48448
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 37792
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 1920
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 58534
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
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