Carcharhinus leucas was reported from 101 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 101 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: Cosmopolitan in tropical and subtropical waters (Ref. 81283): widespread in warm oceans, rivers and lakes (Ref. 4716). Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Argentina (Ref. 58839); eastern Atlantic: Morocco, Senegal to Angola (Ref. 81283, 81623); Indo-Pacific: Kenya and South Africa to India, then, Viet Nam to Australia; southern Baja California, Mexico to Ecuador and possibly occurring in Peru. Africa: in freshwater found in rivers of West Africa from Gambia River to Ogowe River (Ref. 81283) and in the Cuanza in Angola (Ref. 120641). Sympatric with Carcharhinus amboinensis, Glyphis gangeticus.
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Table 1: Present in 101 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 118627
Africa Angola AGO native 81283
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 9997
Asia Cambodia KHM native 9997
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 36880
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12743
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 244
Africa Gabon GAB native 81623
Africa Gambia GMB native 81283
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 244
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Africa Madagascar MDG native 13296
Africa Malawi MWI native 39192
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 244
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 81283
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 244
Africa Togo TGO native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 244
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 276
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE native 13337

Table 4: Reported from 101 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 592
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 118627
Africa Angola AGO native 81283
North America Anguilla AIA native 244
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 244
South America Argentina ARG native 58839
North America Aruba ABW native 244
Oceania Australia AUS native 6871
North America Bahamas BHS native 244
Asia Bahrain BHR native 68964
North America Barbados BRB native 244
North America Belize BLZ native 244
Africa Benin BEN native 244
North America Bermuda BMU native 244
South America Brazil BRA native 244
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 9997
Asia Cambodia KHM native 9997
Africa Cameroon CMR native 244
Africa Cape Verde CPV native 94080
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 244
South America Colombia COL native 244
Africa Congo COG native 244
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 244
North America Costa Rica CRI native 36880
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 244
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 244
North America Dominica DMA native 244
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 244
South America Ecuador ECU native 40498
North America El Salvador SLV native 244
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 244
Oceania Fiji FJI native 12743
South America French Guiana GUF native 244
Oceania French Polynesia PYF native 244
Africa Gabon GAB native 81623
Africa Gambia GMB native 81283
Africa Ghana GHA native 244
North America Grenada GRD native 244
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 244
North America Guatemala GTM native 244
Africa Guinea GIN native 244
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 244
South America Guyana GUY native 26819
North America Haiti HTI native 244
North America Honduras HND native 244
Asia India IND native 45255
Asia Indonesia IDN native 244
Asia Iran IRN native 244
Asia Iraq IRQ native 244
North America Jamaica JAM native 244
Africa Kenya KEN native 244
Asia Kuwait KWT native 244
Africa Liberia LBR native 244
Africa Madagascar MDG native 13296
Africa Malawi MWI native 39192
Asia Malaysia MYS native 53392
North America Martinique MTQ native 244
Africa Mauritius MUS native 33390
Africa Mayotte MYT native 97629
North America Mexico MEX native 244
North America Montserrat MSR native 244
Africa Morocco MAR native 244
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 5213
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 244
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 244
North America Nicaragua NIC native 244
Africa Nigeria NGA native 244
Asia Oman OMN native 11441
North America Panama PAN native 244
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 244
South America Peru PER native 5530
Asia Philippines PHL native 47737
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 244
Asia Qatar QAT native 68964
Oceania Samoa WSM native 592
Africa Sao Tome Princ. STP native 244
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 68964
Africa Senegal SEN native 81283
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 244
Africa Somalia SOM native 30573
Africa South Africa ZAF native 5578
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 244
North America St Lucia LCA native 244
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 244
South America Suriname SUR native 244
Asia Taiwan TWN native 5193
Africa Tanzania TZA native 244
Asia Thailand THA native 244
Africa Togo TGO native 244
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 244
Oceania Tuamotu Is. TUA native 244
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 244
Asia United Arab Em. ARE native 68964
South America Uruguay URY native 58839
North America USA USA native 276
South America Venezuela VEN native 244
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 244
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 244
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE native 13337
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