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Range DescriptionThis species is wide-ranging and occurs across the Indian Ocean. Its range extends from the east coast of Africa, throughout Oceania to the Hawaiian Islands (Rockel et al. 1995). However, locations on the east coast of Africa are doubtful (G. Raybaudi and S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).
Kohn (1959) reported that this species was rare on the Hawaiian islands, with the mean number of individuals per 100 square kilometres equalling 0.03. Therefore this wide-ranging species appears to be rare across a proportion of its range.