Carcharodon carcharias was reported from 108 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 103 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 5 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Cosmopolitan, mostly amphitemperate. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Argentina; also north Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Cuba and Lesser Antilles (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: France to South Africa, including the Mediterranean. Indian Ocean: Seychelles, South Africa; also Reunion and Mauritius (Ref. 33390). Western Pacific: Siberia to New Zealand and the Marshall Islands; also south Australia (Ref. 26938). Central Pacific: Hawaii. Eastern Pacific: Alaska to Chile. International trade cooperation, Australia (CITES Appendix III, since 28.5.2003; CMS Appendix I and II).
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Table 1: Present in 103 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 247
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 247
North America Barbados BRB native 26938
Africa Benin BEN native 12484
North America Bermuda BMU native 43278
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 247
Africa Cameroon CMR native 12484
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
South America Chile CHL native 9068
Asia China CHN native 247
South America Colombia COL native 247
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 247
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 12484
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 247
Africa Gabon GAB native 12484
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 28023
Africa Ghana GHA native 247
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 247
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89942
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Liberia LBR native 12484
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Asia Macau MAC native 247
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 247
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
Africa Mauritania MRT native 247
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 12484
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 13613
Africa Nigeria NGA native 12484
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8880
North America Panama PAN native 247
South America Peru PER native 247
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Europe Russia RUS native 247
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 247
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 247
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Africa Seychelles SYC native 247
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 12484
Europe Slovenia SVN native 247
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 43278
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 26938
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Africa Togo TGO native 12484
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 26938
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 247
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247

Table 3: Absent from 5 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Eritrea ERI error 247
Asia Jordan JOR error 247
Africa Madeira Is. MRA error 74541
Africa Sudan SDN error 247
Asia Yemen YEM error 247

Table 4: Reported from 108 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK native 247
Europe Albania ALB native 247
Africa Algeria DZA native 247
Africa Angola AGO native 3166
North America Anguilla AIA native 26938
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 26938
South America Argentina ARG native 247
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 247
North America Barbados BRB native 26938
Africa Benin BEN native 12484
North America Bermuda BMU native 43278
Europe Bosnia Herzegov. BIH native 247
South America Brazil BRA native 247
Africa Cameroon CMR native 12484
North America Canada CAN native 5951
Africa Canary Is. CNY native 6808
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
South America Chile CHL native 9068
Asia China CHN native 247
South America Colombia COL native 247
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 247
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 12484
Europe Croatia HRV native 247
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
Asia Cyprus CYP native 247
North America Dominica DMA native 26938
Oceania Easter I. EAS native 89467
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
Africa Egypt EGY native 247
Africa Eritrea ERI error 247
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12596
Europe France FRA native 247
Africa Gabon GAB native 12484
South America Galapagos Is. GOS native 28023
Africa Ghana GHA native 247
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 247
Europe Greece GRC native 247
North America Grenada GRD native 26938
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 58302
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 247
Asia Israel ISR native 247
Europe Italy ITA native 247
Asia Japan JPN native 559
Asia Jordan JOR error 247
Africa Kenya KEN native 12484
Oceania Kermadec Is. KMD native 89942
Asia Korea (North) PRK native 247
Asia Korea (South) KOR native 77001
Asia Lebanon LBN native 247
Africa Liberia LBR native 12484
Africa Libya LBY native 247
Asia Macau MAC native 247
Africa Madagascar MDG native 12484
Africa Madeira Is. MRA error 74541
Europe Malta MLT native 33971
Oceania Marshall Is. MHL native 247
North America Martinique MTQ native 26938
Africa Mauritania MRT native 247
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 247
Oceania Midway Is. MID native 247
Europe Monaco MCO native 247
Europe Montenegro MNE native 247
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
Africa Morocco MAR native 247
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 12484
Africa Namibia NAM native 5578
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 247
Oceania New Zealand NZL native 26346
North America Nicaragua NIC native 13613
Africa Nigeria NGA native 12484
Oceania Norfolk I. NFK native 8880
North America Panama PAN native 247
South America Peru PER native 247
Asia Philippines PHL native 2858
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Africa Réunion REU native 53568
North America Revillagigedo REV native 9253
Europe Russia RUS native 247
Asia Ryukyu Is. RYU native 247
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 247
Africa Senegal SEN native 247
Africa Seychelles SYC native 247
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 12484
Europe Slovenia SVN native 247
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 43278
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 26938
North America St Lucia LCA native 26938
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 26938
Africa Sudan SDN error 247
Asia Syria SYR native 247
Asia Taiwan TWN native 247
Africa Tanzania TZA native 12484
Africa Togo TGO native 12484
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 26938
Africa Tunisia TUN native 247
Asia Turkey TUR native 57855
Oceania Tuvalu TUV native 12596
South America Uruguay URY native 247
North America USA USA native 247
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 9705
Africa West Sahara ESH native 247
Asia Yemen YEM error 247
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