Carcharhinus galapagensis was reported from 48 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 47 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 1 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumtropical with a preference for waters around oceanic islands. Eastern Atlantic: including St. Paul's Rocks (Refs. 13121, 52289). Western Indian Ocean: including Walter's Shoal, south of Madagascar. Western Pacific: including Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs. Eastern Pacific: Galápagos (Ref. 58896).
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Table 1: Present in 47 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 13121
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
South America Chile CHL native 9068
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 244
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 9253
South America Colombia COL native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 9253
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Oceania Guam GUM native 35720
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 9253
Asia Japan JPN native 12606
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 244
North America Mexico MEX native 5530
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 244
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 87400
Oceania Palau PLW native 103126
North America Panama PAN native 9253
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Africa St Helena SHN native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 244
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 244

Table 3: Absent from 1 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR extirpated 88827

Table 4: Reported from 48 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 13121
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
South America Chile CHL native 9068
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 244
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 9253
South America Colombia COL native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 9253
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5227
Oceania Guam GUM native 35720
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 9253
Asia Japan JPN native 12606
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 244
North America Mexico MEX native 5530
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 1602
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 244
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 87400
Oceania Palau PLW native 103126
North America Panama PAN native 9253
Oceania Pitcairn PCN native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Africa St Helena SHN native 244
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR extirpated 88827
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 244
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 244
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