Trichiurus lepturus was reported from 145 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 144 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: Circumtropical and temperate waters of the world. Trichiurus japonicus which was originally described from Japan as Trichiurus lepturus japonicus was synonymized with Trichiurus lepturus. Another nominal species synonymized with Trichiurus lepturus is Trichiurus nitens from the eastern Pacific Ocean (California to Peru).
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Table 1: Present in 144 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 6181
Africa Algeria DZA native 6181
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 6181
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 6181
South America Argentina ARG native 27363
North America Aruba ABW native 6181
Oceania Australia AUS native 6181
North America Bahamas BHS native 6181
Asia Bahrain BHR native 6181
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 6181
North America Barbados BRB native 6181
North America Belize BLZ native 6181
Africa Benin BEN native 6181
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 6181
South America Brazil BRA native 6181
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 6181
Asia Cambodia KHM native 54723
Africa Cameroon CMR native 6181
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 6181
Asia China CHN native 6181
South America Colombia COL native 6181
Africa Congo COG native 6181
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 6181
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 6181
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 6181
Europe Croatia HRV native 6181
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 6181
Asia Cyprus CYP native 6181
Europe Denmark DNK native 6181
Africa Djibouti DJI native 6181
North America Dominica DMA native 6181
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 6181
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 6181
North America El Salvador SLV native 6181
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 6181
Africa Eritrea ERI native 6181
Oceania Fiji FJI native 6181
Europe France FRA native 6181
South America French Guiana GUF native 6181
Africa Gabon GAB native 6181
Africa Gambia GMB native 6181
Africa Ghana GHA native 6181
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 6181
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
North America Grenada GRD native 6181
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 6181
North America Guatemala GTM native 6181
Africa Guinea GIN native 6181
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 6181
South America Guyana GUY native 6181
North America Haiti HTI native 6181
North America Honduras HND native 6181
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 6181
Asia Iran IRN native 6181
Asia Iraq IRQ native 6181
Europe Ireland IRL native 6181
Asia Israel ISR native 6181
Europe Italy ITA native 6181
North America Jamaica JAM native 6181
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 6181
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 6181
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 6181
Asia Lebanon LBN native 6181
Africa Liberia LBR native 6181
Africa Libya LBY native 6181
Africa Madagascar MDG native 6181
Asia Malaysia MYS native 6181
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
North America Martinique MTQ native 6181
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 6181
Europe Monaco MCO native 6181
Europe Montenegro MNE native 6181
North America Montserrat MSR native 6181
Africa Morocco MAR native 6181
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 6181
Asia Myanmar MMR native 6181
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 6181
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
North America Nicaragua NIC native 6181
Africa Nigeria NGA native 6181
Europe Norway NOR native 6181
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 6181
Oceania Palau PLW native 10494
North America Panama PAN native 6181
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 6181
Asia Philippines PHL native 6181
Europe Portugal PRT native 6181
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 6181
Asia Qatar QAT native 6181
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 6181
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 6181
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 6181
Africa Senegal SEN native 6181
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 6181
Asia Singapore SGP native 6181
Europe Slovenia SVN native 6181
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 6181
Africa Somalia SOM native 6181
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6181
Europe Spain ESP native 6181
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6181
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 6181
North America St Lucia LCA native 6181
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 6181
Africa Sudan SDN native 6181
South America Suriname SUR native 6181
Asia Syria SYR native 6181
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6181
Africa Tanzania TZA native 6181
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 6181
Africa Togo TGO native 6181
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 6181
Africa Tunisia TUN native 6181
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 6181
Europe UK GBR native 6181
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 6181
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 6181
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
South America Venezuela VEN native 6181
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 6181
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 6181
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6181
Asia Yemen YEM native 6181

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Sweden SWE questionable 6181

Table 4: Reported from 145 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 6181
Africa Algeria DZA native 6181
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 6181
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 6181
South America Argentina ARG native 27363
North America Aruba ABW native 6181
Oceania Australia AUS native 6181
North America Bahamas BHS native 6181
Asia Bahrain BHR native 6181
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 6181
North America Barbados BRB native 6181
North America Belize BLZ native 6181
Africa Benin BEN native 6181
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 6181
South America Brazil BRA native 6181
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 6181
Asia Cambodia KHM native 54723
Africa Cameroon CMR native 6181
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 6181
Asia China CHN native 6181
South America Colombia COL native 6181
Africa Congo COG native 6181
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 6181
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 6181
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 6181
Europe Croatia HRV native 6181
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 6181
Asia Cyprus CYP native 6181
Europe Denmark DNK native 6181
Africa Djibouti DJI native 6181
North America Dominica DMA native 6181
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 6181
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 6181
North America El Salvador SLV native 6181
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 6181
Africa Eritrea ERI native 6181
Oceania Fiji FJI native 6181
Europe France FRA native 6181
South America French Guiana GUF native 6181
Africa Gabon GAB native 6181
Africa Gambia GMB native 6181
Africa Ghana GHA native 6181
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 6181
Europe Greece GRC native 113897
North America Grenada GRD native 6181
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 6181
North America Guatemala GTM native 6181
Africa Guinea GIN native 6181
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 6181
South America Guyana GUY native 6181
North America Haiti HTI native 6181
North America Honduras HND native 6181
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 31075
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 6181
Asia Iran IRN native 6181
Asia Iraq IRQ native 6181
Europe Ireland IRL native 6181
Asia Israel ISR native 6181
Europe Italy ITA native 6181
North America Jamaica JAM native 6181
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR native 58021
Africa Kenya KEN native 6181
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 6181
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 6181
Asia Lebanon LBN native 6181
Africa Liberia LBR native 6181
Africa Libya LBY native 6181
Africa Madagascar MDG native 6181
Asia Malaysia MYS native 6181
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
North America Martinique MTQ native 6181
Africa Mauritania MRT native 5377
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 6181
Europe Monaco MCO native 6181
Europe Montenegro MNE native 6181
North America Montserrat MSR native 6181
Africa Morocco MAR native 6181
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 6181
Asia Myanmar MMR native 6181
Africa Namibia NAM native 36731
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 6181
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 11889
North America Nicaragua NIC native 6181
Africa Nigeria NGA native 6181
Europe Norway NOR native 6181
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
Asia Pakistan PAK native 6181
Oceania Palau PLW native 10494
North America Panama PAN native 6181
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 6771
South America Peru PER native 6181
Asia Philippines PHL native 6181
Europe Portugal PRT native 6181
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 6181
Asia Qatar QAT native 6181
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 6181
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 6181
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 6181
Africa Senegal SEN native 6181
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 6181
Asia Singapore SGP native 6181
Europe Slovenia SVN native 6181
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 6181
Africa Somalia SOM native 6181
Africa South Africa ZAF native 6181
Europe Spain ESP native 6181
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 6181
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 6181
North America St Lucia LCA native 6181
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 6181
Africa Sudan SDN native 6181
South America Suriname SUR native 6181
Europe Sweden SWE questionable 6181
Asia Syria SYR native 6181
Asia Taiwan TWN native 6181
Africa Tanzania TZA native 6181
Asia Thailand THA native 37773
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 6181
Africa Togo TGO native 6181
Oceania Tonga TON native 53797
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 6181
Africa Tunisia TUN native 6181
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 6181
Europe UK GBR native 6181
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 6181
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 6181
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 13300
South America Venezuela VEN native 6181
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 46893
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 6181
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 6181
Africa West Sahara ESH native 6181
Asia Yemen YEM native 6181
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