Mobula japanica was reported from 34 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 33 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: Indo-Pacific: off South Africa, the Arabian Sea eastward to the Hawaiian Islands and Polynesia. Eastern Pacific: on the continental coast. Eastern Atlantic: Côte d'Ivoire but may probably be more wide-ranging. This has to be critically compared with Mobula mobular of the Mediterranean Sea and nominally elsewhere in the North Atlantic.
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Table 1: Present in 33 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 6871
South America Brazil BRA native 53435
Asia Cambodia KHM native 6871
Asia China CHN native 6871
South America Colombia COL native 6871
North America Costa Rica CRI native 6871
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4442
North America El Salvador SLV native 6871
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
North America Guatemala GTM native 6871
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 6871
Asia India IND native 6871
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89423
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 6871
Asia Myanmar MMR native 6871
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 6871
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
North America Panama PAN native 6871
South America Peru PER native 96339
Asia Philippines PHL native 43283
Africa South Africa ZAF native 11228
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6871
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
North America USA USA native 2850
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 11228

Table 4: Reported from 34 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania Australia AUS questionable 11228
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 6871
South America Brazil BRA native 53435
Asia Cambodia KHM native 6871
Asia China CHN native 6871
South America Colombia COL native 6871
North America Costa Rica CRI native 6871
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4442
North America El Salvador SLV native 6871
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
North America Guatemala GTM native 6871
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
North America Honduras HND native 6871
Asia India IND native 6871
Asia Indonesia IDN native 5978
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89423
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 6871
Asia Myanmar MMR native 6871
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 6871
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
North America Panama PAN native 6871
South America Peru PER native 96339
Asia Philippines PHL native 43283
Africa South Africa ZAF native 11228
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6871
Asia Taiwan TWN native 4868
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
North America USA USA native 2850
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
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