Hippichthys spicifer was reported from 27 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 27 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: Red Sea and East Africa to Sri Lanka and Samoa (Ref. 4127). Recorded upstream in freshwater of the Mekong, but this record may represent another species of this genus or another genus among the 15 genera of pipefishes expected in Mekong estuary and plume (Ref. 12693).
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Table 1: Present in 27 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 44894
Asia Cambodia KHM native 12693
Africa Comoros COM native 5316
Africa Egypt EGY native 5316
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5316
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Africa Madagascar MDG native 13333
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5285
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Oceania Palau PLW native 5316
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 7223
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5316
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 5316
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4281
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5316
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4967
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9706

Table 4: Reported from 27 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Oceania Australia AUS native 44894
Asia Cambodia KHM native 12693
Africa Comoros COM native 5316
Africa Egypt EGY native 5316
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5316
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Africa Madagascar MDG native 13333
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5285
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
Oceania Palau PLW native 5316
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6993
Asia Philippines PHL native 7223
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Seychelles SYC native 5316
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 5316
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4281
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 5316
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4967
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9706
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