Micropterus salmoides was reported from 77 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 64 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 2 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 11 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: North America: St. Lawrence - Great Lakes, and Mississippi River basins from southern Quebec to Minnesota and south to Gulf; Atlantic and Gulf drainages from North Carolina to Florida and to northern Mexico. The species has been introduced widely as a game fish and is now cosmopolitan. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.
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Table 1: Present in 64 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB introduced 83428
Africa Algeria DZA introduced 1739
South America Argentina ARG introduced 1739
Europe Austria AUT introduced 13686
Europe Belarus BLR introduced 683
Europe Belgium BEL introduced 1739
South America Bolivia BOL introduced 1739
Africa Botswana BWA introduced 1739
North America Canada CAN native 1998
Asia China CHN introduced 45864
South America Colombia COL introduced 1739
North America Cuba CUB introduced 27158
Asia Cyprus CYP introduced 1739
Europe Czechia CZE introduced 54732
North America Dominican Rp DOM introduced 1739
North America El Salvador SLV introduced 1739
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 12743
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Europe Greece GRC introduced 113897
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 1972
North America Guatemala GTM introduced 79869
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
North America Honduras HND introduced 1739
Asia Hong Kong HKG introduced 5258
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Asia Iran IRN introduced 39702
Europe Italy ITA introduced 45688
Asia Japan JPN introduced 559
Africa Kenya KEN introduced 52331
Asia Korea (North) PRK introduced 74657
Asia Korea (South) KOR introduced 77001
Europe Latvia LVA introduced 683
Africa Lesotho LSO introduced 1739
Europe Lithuania LTU introduced 683
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 1739
Africa Malawi MWI introduced 1739
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced 6095
Africa Mauritius MUS introduced 1739
North America Mexico MEX native 26550
Africa Morocco MAR introduced 1739
Africa Mozambique MOZ introduced 94783
Africa Namibia NAM introduced 13686
Oceania New Caledonia NCL introduced 13235
North America Panama PAN introduced 1739
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 6096
Europe Poland POL introduced 92885
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 1739
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 50307
Europe Romania ROU introduced
Europe Russia RUS introduced 26334
Europe Serbia SRB introduced 1739
Europe Slovakia SVK introduced 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN introduced 59043
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Europe Spain ESP introduced 27761
Africa Swaziland SWZ introduced 1739
Europe Switzerland CHE introduced 13686
Africa Tanzania TZA introduced 4967
Africa Tunisia TUN introduced 1739
Europe Ukraine UKR introduced 683
North America USA USA native 86798
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR introduced 26180
Africa Zambia ZMB introduced 27602
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE introduced 13337

Table 2: Possible in 2 countries/islands (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Estonia EST questionable 683
Europe Norway NOR questionable 28571

Table 3: Absent from 11 countries/islands (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
South America Brazil BRA not established 1998
Africa Cameroon CMR not established 1739
North America Costa Rica CRI not established 36880
Europe Denmark DNK not established 37782
Africa Egypt EGY not established 1739
Europe Finland FIN not established 13686
Europe Germany DEU not established 1739
Europe Netherlands NLD not established 59043
Europe Sweden SWE not established 93375
Asia Taiwan TWN not established 6300
Europe UK GBR not established 90052

Table 4: Reported from 77 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB introduced 83428
Africa Algeria DZA introduced 1739
South America Argentina ARG introduced 1739
Europe Austria AUT introduced 13686
Europe Belarus BLR introduced 683
Europe Belgium BEL introduced 1739
South America Bolivia BOL introduced 1739
Africa Botswana BWA introduced 1739
South America Brazil BRA not established 1998
Africa Cameroon CMR not established 1739
North America Canada CAN native 1998
Asia China CHN introduced 45864
South America Colombia COL introduced 1739
North America Costa Rica CRI not established 36880
North America Cuba CUB introduced 27158
Asia Cyprus CYP introduced 1739
Europe Czechia CZE introduced 54732
Europe Denmark DNK not established 37782
North America Dominican Rp DOM introduced 1739
Africa Egypt EGY not established 1739
North America El Salvador SLV introduced 1739
Europe Estonia EST questionable 683
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 12743
Europe Finland FIN not established 13686
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Europe Germany DEU not established 1739
Europe Greece GRC introduced 113897
Oceania Guam GUM introduced 1972
North America Guatemala GTM introduced 79869
Oceania Hawaii HWI introduced 5360
North America Honduras HND introduced 1739
Asia Hong Kong HKG introduced 5258
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Asia Iran IRN introduced 39702
Europe Italy ITA introduced 45688
Asia Japan JPN introduced 559
Africa Kenya KEN introduced 52331
Asia Korea (North) PRK introduced 74657
Asia Korea (South) KOR introduced 77001
Europe Latvia LVA introduced 683
Africa Lesotho LSO introduced 1739
Europe Lithuania LTU introduced 683
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 1739
Africa Malawi MWI introduced 1739
Asia Malaysia MYS introduced 6095
Africa Mauritius MUS introduced 1739
North America Mexico MEX native 26550
Africa Morocco MAR introduced 1739
Africa Mozambique MOZ introduced 94783
Africa Namibia NAM introduced 13686
Europe Netherlands NLD not established 59043
Oceania New Caledonia NCL introduced 13235
Europe Norway NOR questionable 28571
North America Panama PAN introduced 1739
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 6096
Europe Poland POL introduced 92885
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 1739
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 50307
Europe Romania ROU introduced
Europe Russia RUS introduced 26334
Europe Serbia SRB introduced 1739
Europe Slovakia SVK introduced 90058
Europe Slovenia SVN introduced 59043
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Europe Spain ESP introduced 27761
Africa Swaziland SWZ introduced 1739
Europe Sweden SWE not established 93375
Europe Switzerland CHE introduced 13686
Asia Taiwan TWN not established 6300
Africa Tanzania TZA introduced 4967
Africa Tunisia TUN introduced 1739
Europe UK GBR not established 90052
Europe Ukraine UKR introduced 683
North America USA USA native 86798
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR introduced 26180
Africa Zambia ZMB introduced 27602
Africa Zimbabwe ZWE introduced 13337
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