Melichthys niger was reported from 84 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 84 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumtropical. Western Pacific: Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands eastward to the Tuamoto Islands. Eastern Pacific: San Diego, California, USA to Malpelo Island, Colombia (Ref. 9276). Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and Bahamas to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Reported from the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 46995) but see Ref. 26938. Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks (13121), St. Helena, Ascension Island, Rolas Island, and Cape Verde (Ref. 7348). São Tomé Island (Ref. 34088). Western Indian Ocean: Durban, Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4420). Uncommon in most areas but abundant around isolated oceanic islands (Ref. 9710).
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Table 1: Present in 84 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3272
North America Aruba ABW native 3272
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 7348
Oceania Australia AUS native 49596
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 3272
North America Belize BLZ native 3272
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 9761
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 9276
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 9276
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9276
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9276
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 3272
North America Dominica DMA native 3272
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26235
North America El Salvador SLV native 2850
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
South America French Guiana GUF native 3272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 26352
North America Grenada GRD native 3272
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
North America Guatemala GTM native 3272
South America Guyana GUY native 3272
North America Haiti HTI native 3272
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 3272
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 40944
North America Jamaica JAM native 3272
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
North America Mexico MEX native 2850
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3272
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9276
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 4848
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9276
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4420
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3272
North America St Lucia LCA native 3272
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3272
South America Suriname SUR native 3272
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
South America Trind. M.Vaz Is. TRD native 40849
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 3272
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 2850
South America Venezuela VEN native 3272
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816

Table 4: Reported from 84 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3272
North America Aruba ABW native 3272
Africa Ascension I. ASC native 7348
Oceania Australia AUS native 49596
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 3272
North America Belize BLZ native 3272
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 9761
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 27307
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 30874
North America Clipperton I. CLI native 9276
South America Cocos I. (C.R.) CCC native 9276
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
South America Colombia COL native 9276
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9276
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 3272
North America Dominica DMA native 3272
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26235
North America El Salvador SLV native 2850
Oceania Fiji FJI native 85272
South America French Guiana GUF native 3272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 89972
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 26352
North America Grenada GRD native 3272
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Guam GUM native 37816
North America Guatemala GTM native 3272
South America Guyana GUY native 3272
North America Haiti HTI native 3272
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 3272
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 40944
North America Jamaica JAM native 3272
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 5439
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
North America Mexico MEX native 2850
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 41878
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 86942
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3272
Oceania Niue NIU native 3804
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 1602
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Oceania Palau PLW native 37816
North America Panama PAN native 9276
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
Asia Philippines PHL native 4848
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9276
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 559
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 34088
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4420
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 10361
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3272
North America St Lucia LCA native 3272
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3272
South America Suriname SUR native 3272
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 118793
South America Trind. M.Vaz Is. TRD native 40849
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 3272
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 1602
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 2850
South America Venezuela VEN native 3272
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
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