Holacanthus ciliaris was reported from 41 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 40 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: Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Central Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121).
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Table 1: Present in 40 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Anguilla AIA native 9761
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3797
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 3797
North America Belize BLZ native 3797
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 9761
South America Colombia COL native 5217
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3797
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3797
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 3797
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
North America Grenada GRD native 3797
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
North America Guatemala GTM native 3797
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Haiti HTI native 3797
North America Honduras HND native 3797
North America Jamaica JAM native 3797
North America Martinique MTQ native 26252
North America Mexico MEX native 3797
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 26280
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3797
North America Panama PAN native 3797
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3797
North America St Lucia LCA native 3797
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3797
South America Suriname SUR native 13608
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 4858
South America Venezuela VEN native 9626
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia Taiwan TWN questionable 12711

Table 4: Reported from 41 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Anguilla AIA native 9761
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 3797
North America Aruba ABW native 5217
North America Bahamas BHS native 5521
North America Barbados BRB native 3797
North America Belize BLZ native 3797
South America Brazil BRA native 57756
North America Cayman Is. CYM native 9761
South America Colombia COL native 5217
North America Costa Rica CRI native 3797
North America Cuba CUB native 54206
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 5217
North America Dominica DMA native 3797
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 3797
South America French Guiana GUF native 13608
North America Grenada GRD native 3797
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 26938
North America Guatemala GTM native 3797
South America Guyana GUY native 5217
North America Haiti HTI native 3797
North America Honduras HND native 3797
North America Jamaica JAM native 3797
North America Martinique MTQ native 26252
North America Mexico MEX native 3797
North America Montserrat MSR native 26938
North America Neth Antilles ANT native 26280
North America Nicaragua NIC native 3797
North America Panama PAN native 3797
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 50307
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 3797
North America St Lucia LCA native 3797
South America St Paul's Rocks SPR native 13121
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 3797
South America Suriname SUR native 13608
Asia Taiwan TWN questionable 12711
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 5217
North America Turks Caicos Is. TCA native 26938
North America USA USA native 4858
South America Venezuela VEN native 9626
North America Virgin Is. (UK) VGB native 26938
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 26180
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