Sphyrna lewini was reported from 147 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 145 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 coastal warm temperate and tropical seas (Ref. 13562). Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA to Uruguay (Ref. 58839), including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Eastern Atlantic: western Mediterranean (Ref. 6678) to Namibia (Ref. 6812). Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref. 68964), Red Sea, East Africa and throughout the Indian Ocean; Japan to New Caledonia, Hawaii and Tahiti. Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Ecuador, probably Peru.
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Table 1: Present in 145 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 6673
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
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 2806
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6673
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 13562
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37816
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
South America Chile CHL native 86248
Asia China CHN native 244
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 244
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 6673
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 13562
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5590
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 6673
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 6673
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 13562
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 6812
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Europe Monaco MCO native 6673
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Asia Myanmar MMR native 244
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
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 37816
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 13562
South America Peru PER native 96339
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Europe Portugal PRT native 6673
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 76802
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
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 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 244
Africa Togo TGO native 244
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA 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 244
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6812
Asia Yemen YEM native 244

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Cape Verde CPV questionable 94080
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855

Table 4: Reported from 147 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Algeria DZA native 6673
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
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 2806
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 98447
Oceania Australia AUS native 75154
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 6673
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 244
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 13562
Asia Cambodia KHM native 244
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV questionable 94080
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 37816
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
South America Chile CHL native 86248
Asia China CHN native 244
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 244
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 244
Africa Djibouti DJI native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 244
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Africa Eritrea ERI native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 6673
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 13562
Africa Gabon GAB native 244
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5590
Africa Gambia GMB native 244
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 6673
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
Oceania Guam GUM native 35721
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 244
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Israel ISR native 244
Europe Italy ITA native 6673
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Asia Macau MAC native 13562
Africa Madagascar MDG native 33390
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritania MRT native 6812
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 37816
Europe Monaco MCO native 6673
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5578
Asia Myanmar MMR native 244
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
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 37816
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 13562
South America Peru PER native 96339
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
Europe Portugal PRT native 6673
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 244
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 244
Africa Senegal SEN native 244
Africa Seychelles SYC native 76802
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Asia Singapore SGP native 244
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Africa Somalia SOM native 244
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 244
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 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 244
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 244
Africa Togo TGO native 244
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Asia Turkey TUR questionable 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA 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 244
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6812
Asia Yemen YEM native 244
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