Chanos chanos was reported from 88 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 88 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: Indo-Pacific: along continental shelves and around islands, where temperatures are greater than 20°C. Red Sea and South Africa to Hawaii and the Marquesas, north to Japan, south to Victoria, Australia. Eastern Pacific: San Pedro, California to the Galapagos.
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Table 1: Present in 88 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 4886
Oceania Australia AUS native 44894
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Cambodia KHM native 12693
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 4886
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 4886
Asia China CHN native 31845
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 4886
Oceania Cook Is. COK introduced 9420
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9287
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 37816
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 4886
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 49
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5590
Oceania Guam GUM native 4886
North America Guatemala GTM native 4886
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 9287
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 4832
Asia Indonesia IDN native 49
Asia Iran IRN native 39702
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 4886
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 13333
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 12339
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 49
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 49
North America Nicaragua NIC native 4886
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6305
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 2872
Oceania Palau PLW native 1602
North America Panama PAN native 4886
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 2847
South America Peru PER native 4886
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37270
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 4886
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 4886
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 58304
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 2872
Africa Sudan SDN native 28618
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4886
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4967
Asia Thailand THA native 1632
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 4886
Oceania Tonga TON native 4886
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 4886
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 95384
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 49
North America USA USA native 4886
Asia Uzbekistan UZB native 29999
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9706
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631

Table 4: Reported from 88 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 4886
Oceania Australia AUS native 44894
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Cambodia KHM native 12693
Oceania Caroline I. CRL native 4886
Asia Chagos Is. CHG native 4886
Asia China CHN native 31845
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 9399
Africa Comoros COM native 4886
Oceania Cook Is. COK introduced 9420
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9287
Africa Djibouti DJI native 5450
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 37816
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 4886
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 49
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 5590
Oceania Guam GUM native 4886
North America Guatemala GTM native 4886
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 9287
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 4832
Asia Indonesia IDN native 49
Asia Iran IRN native 39702
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 52331
Oceania Kiribati KIR native 4886
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 68964
Oceania Lord Howe I. LHI native 8879
Africa Madagascar MDG native 13333
Asia Malaysia MYS native 5756
Asia Maldives MDV native 11303
Oceania Marquesas Is. MQS native 1602
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 12339
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 49
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 3807
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
Asia Myanmar MMR native 5736
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 49
North America Nicaragua NIC native 4886
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8879
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 6305
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 2872
Oceania Palau PLW native 1602
North America Panama PAN native 4886
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 2847
South America Peru PER native 4886
Asia Philippines PHL native 58652
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Africa Rodriguez ROD native 33390
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 37270
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 4886
Africa Seychelles SYC native 1623
Africa Socotra Arch SOC native 37631
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 4886
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 58304
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 2872
Africa Sudan SDN native 28618
Oceania Tahiti TIT native 4886
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4967
Asia Thailand THA native 1632
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 4886
Oceania Tonga TON native 4886
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 4886
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 95384
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
Oceania US Minor Is. UMI native 49
North America USA USA native 4886
Asia Uzbekistan UZB native 29999
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9706
Oceania Wake I. WAK native 37816
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 84356
Asia Yemen YEM native 37631
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