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Range DescriptionThis species has a very wide geographic distribution stretching from southern Mozambique on the east African coast northwards along the Indian Ocean coastline of Asia and the Middle East, throughout Eastern and Southeastern Asia and as far north as southern Japan, and as far east as northern Australia, Papua and the islands of the Coral Sea such as Fiji and Guam (Reid et al. 2005). Specimens from Madagascar and southeast Australia are probably misidentifications (Reid et al. 2005). Nonetheless it is likely that the species as it is currently known, actually represents a species complex so further taxonomic work is required before the true distributional range can be elucidated.