Carcharhinus brachyurus was reported from 33 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 31 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Western Atlantic: Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic: off France southward and around the coast of southern Africa to central Natal, South Africa (Ref. 5578), including the Mediterranean. Possibly two separate populations in southern Africa (Ref. 3209). Western Pacific: Japan to New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to the Gulf of California in Mexico and Peru.
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Table 1: Present in 31 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Europe France FRA native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 96339
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 13729
Asia Japan JPN native 244
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Mauritania MRT native 244
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
South America Peru PER native 244
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Europe Russia RUS native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 96339
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD questionable 45524
Africa Seychelles SYC questionable 1623

Table 4: Reported from 33 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
South America Argentina ARG native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Europe France FRA native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 96339
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 13729
Asia Japan JPN native 244
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD questionable 45524
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Mauritania MRT native 244
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Europe Monaco MCO native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
South America Peru PER native 244
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Europe Russia RUS native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC questionable 1623
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 96339
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
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European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

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