Mola mola was reported from 137 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 136 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: Circumglobal: tropical and temperate zones of all oceans.
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Table 1: Present in 136 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Africa Algeria DZA native 4711
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 4645
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
South America Argentina ARG native 36453
North America Aruba ABW native 26938
Oceania Australia AUS native 4645
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 55063
North America Bahamas BHS native 26938
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 4645
North America Barbados BRB native 26938
North America Belize BLZ native 26938
Africa Benin BEN native 4645
North America Bermuda BMU native 26938
South America Brazil BRA native 36453
Africa Cameroon CMR native 4645
North America Canada CAN native 6885
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
South America Chile CHL native 9068
Asia China CHN native 4645
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 4645
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 4645
South America Colombia COL native 9317
Africa Congo COG native 4645
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9317
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4645
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 26938
Europe Denmark DNK native 6302
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26938
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 120578
North America El Salvador SLV native 9317
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 4645
Europe France FRA native 4711
Africa Gabon GAB native 4645
Africa Gambia GMB native 4645
Europe Germany DEU native 36252
Africa Ghana GHA native 4645
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 4711
Europe Greece GRC native 48657
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Guam GUM native 4645
North America Guatemala GTM native 9317
Africa Guinea GIN native 4645
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
North America Haiti HTI native 26938
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 9317
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 4645
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Iran IRN native 47613
Europe Ireland IRL native 4645
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Europe Italy ITA native 4711
North America Jamaica JAM native 26938
Asia Japan JPN native 4645
South America Juan Fernández JFI native 33693
Africa Kenya KEN native 4645
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89102
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 53420
Asia Lebanon LBN native 4711
Africa Liberia LBR native 4645
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4645
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 4645
Asia Maldives MDV native 30829
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 4645
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
Africa Mauritania MRT native 4645
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 9317
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 4645
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Morocco MAR native 4711
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 4645
Asia Myanmar MMR native 4645
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4645
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9317
Africa Nigeria NGA native 4645
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 4645
Europe Norway NOR native 4645
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Pakistan PAK native 4645
North America Panama PAN native 9317
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 4645
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 280
Europe Portugal PRT native 4711
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 49934
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 4645
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4645
Asia Singapore SGP native 4645
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 4645
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4645
Europe Spain ESP native 4711
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 4645
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 26938
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
Europe Sweden SWE native 30402
Asia Syria SYR native 87676
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4645
Asia Thailand THA native 4424
Africa Togo TGO native 4645
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Africa Tunisia TUN native 4711
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
Europe UK GBR native 4645
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 4645
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26938

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 6876

Table 4: Reported from 137 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 6876
Europe Albania ALB native 83428
Africa Algeria DZA native 4711
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 87596
Africa Angola AGO native 4645
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
South America Argentina ARG native 36453
North America Aruba ABW native 26938
Oceania Australia AUS native 4645
Europe Azores Is. AZZ native 55063
North America Bahamas BHS native 26938
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 4645
North America Barbados BRB native 26938
North America Belize BLZ native 26938
Africa Benin BEN native 4645
North America Bermuda BMU native 26938
South America Brazil BRA native 36453
Africa Cameroon CMR native 4645
North America Canada CAN native 6885
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 26938
South America Chile CHL native 9068
Asia China CHN native 4645
Asia Christmas I. CXR native 4645
Asia Cocos Is. (Keel) CCK native 4645
South America Colombia COL native 9317
Africa Congo COG native 4645
Oceania Cook Is. COK native 34027
North America Costa Rica CRI native 9317
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 4645
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 26938
Europe Denmark DNK native 6302
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 26938
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 120578
North America El Salvador SLV native 9317
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 4645
Europe France FRA native 4711
Africa Gabon GAB native 4645
Africa Gambia GMB native 4645
Europe Germany DEU native 36252
Africa Ghana GHA native 4645
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 4711
Europe Greece GRC native 48657
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Guam GUM native 4645
North America Guatemala GTM native 9317
Africa Guinea GIN native 4645
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 26999
North America Haiti HTI native 26938
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 583
North America Honduras HND native 9317
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 4645
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 48637
Asia Iran IRN native 47613
Europe Ireland IRL native 4645
Europe Isle of Man IMN native 9488
Europe Italy ITA native 4711
North America Jamaica JAM native 26938
Asia Japan JPN native 4645
South America Juan Fernández JFI native 33693
Africa Kenya KEN native 4645
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89102
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Kuwait KWT native 53420
Asia Lebanon LBN native 4711
Africa Liberia LBR native 4645
Africa Madagascar MDG native 4645
Africa Madeira Is. MRA native 74541
Asia Malaysia MYS native 4645
Asia Maldives MDV native 30829
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 4645
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
Africa Mauritania MRT native 4645
Africa Mauritius MUS native 58078
North America Mexico MEX native 9317
Oceania Micronesia FSM native 4645
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Morocco MAR native 4711
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 4645
Asia Myanmar MMR native 4645
Africa Namibia NAM native 27121
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 4645
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 5755
North America Nicaragua NIC native 9317
Africa Nigeria NGA native 4645
Oceania North Marianas MNP native 4645
Europe Norway NOR native 4645
Asia Ogasawara Is. OGW native 26066
Asia Pakistan PAK native 4645
North America Panama PAN native 9317
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 4645
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 280
Europe Portugal PRT native 4711
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 49934
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 4645
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 4645
Asia Singapore SGP native 4645
Europe Slovenia SVN native 27929
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 4645
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 4645
Europe Spain ESP native 4711
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 4645
Africa St Helena SHN native 5288
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 26938
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
Europe Sweden SWE native 30402
Asia Syria SYR native 87676
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 4645
Asia Thailand THA native 4424
Africa Togo TGO native 4645
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 33407
Africa Tunisia TUN native 4711
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
Europe UK GBR native 4645
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 54736
North America USA USA native 7251
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 4645
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26938
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