IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is known from the Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Indian Ocean (Galil 2000, Poore and Ahyong 2004). It is present in the Gulf of Mexico, USA and Bermuda (Galil 2000). It is also found around the coast of Africa, including West Africa, Cape Verde Islands, Madagascar, Comoros Islands, the Gulf of Aden and South Africa (Galil 2000). In the East China Sea, this species is present off Japan and Taiwan (Galil 2000). It is also recorded off Australia, Philippines, Indonesia and the Maldives (Galil 2000). Recently this species has also been discovered off the coast of Brazil, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga (Richer de Forges et al. 2000, Ahyong and Chan 2004, Costa et al. 2007).


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