Galeocerdo cuvier was reported from 154 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 152 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: Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Uruguay, including Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: Iceland to Angola. Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964), Red Sea and East Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to southern Japan, south to New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Peru, including the Revillagigedo, Cocos, and Galapagos islands. 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 152 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
South America Argentina ARG native 83708
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 84275
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 33390
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 9997
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 244
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Comoros COM native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 82703
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 244
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 9997
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
Oceania Guam GUM native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 2683
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 244
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Asia India IND native 118627
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA introduced 43448
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 9997
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 244
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 9997
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 244
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 244
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania Nauru NRU native 244
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Oceania Niue NIU native 9997
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
Oceania Palau PLW native 244
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 9997
South America Peru PER native 43939
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP introduced 43448
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 6871
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 244
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 244
Oceania Tonga TON native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 9997
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 276
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 244
Asia Yemen YEM native 244

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 43939
Europe France FRA stray 116450

Table 4: Reported from 154 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 43939
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 244
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
South America Argentina ARG native 83708
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
Asia Bahrain BHR native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 84275
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 244
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
Africa Cargados Carajos CRG native 33390
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 9997
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
Asia China CHN native 244
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 244
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Comoros COM native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 82703
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 244
Europe France FRA stray 116450
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 9997
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 244
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
Oceania Guam GUM native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 2683
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 244
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Asia India IND native 118627
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA introduced 43448
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Johnston I. JTN native 9997
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 8879
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 244
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Asia Macau MAC native 9997
Africa Madagascar MDG native 244
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 9997
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 244
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 244
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 57683
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania Nauru NRU native 244
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Oceania Niue NIU native 9997
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 37816
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 244
Oceania Palau PLW native 244
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 9997
South America Peru PER native 43939
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 244
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP introduced 43448
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 244
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
Africa Sudan SDN native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 6871
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 244
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 244
Oceania Tonga TON native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 9997
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 244
South America Uruguay URY native 244
North America USA USA native 276
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 244
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 244
Asia Yemen YEM native 244
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