Carcharhinus obscurus was reported from 51 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 50 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: Western Atlantic: southern Massachusetts to Florida (USA), Georges Bank, Bahamas, Cuba, northern Gulf of Mexico, Nicaragua, southern Brazil and Uruguay (Ref. 58839). Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Senegal, Sierra Leone. Some records from the Mediterranean and Madeira may be based on Carcharhinus galapagensis. Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea (Ref. 5485), Mozambique and South Africa to Japan, China, Viet Nam and Australia. Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Gulf of California and the Revillagigedo Island. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).
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Table 1: Present in 50 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
South America Ecuador ECU native 96339
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 116450
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Africa Guinea GIN native 41002
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 26828
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia Israel ISR native 28618
Europe Italy ITA native 13729
Asia Japan JPN native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 244
Europe Malta MLT native 108722
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 108722
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Africa Tunisia TUN native 108722
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 37512
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855

Table 4: Reported from 51 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 244
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 6390
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Asia China CHN native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
South America Ecuador ECU native 96339
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 116450
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
Africa Guinea GIN native 41002
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
South America Guyana GUY native 26828
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 9997
Asia Israel ISR native 28618
Europe Italy ITA native 13729
Asia Japan JPN native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 244
Europe Malta MLT native 108722
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Syria SYR native 108722
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Africa Tunisia TUN native 108722
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 37512
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244
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