Circumglobal. Western Atlantic: North Carolina (USA), Bermuda and northern Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 7251) to Argentina (Ref. 58839). Caribbean, rare in Bermuda (Ref. 26938). Eastern Atlantic: Gibraltar to Namibia; possibly in the Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 9859). Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Philippines (Ref. 9859). Possibly occurring in the eastern Pacific (Ref. 9859).
- Stehmann, M. 1990 Pristidae. p. 51-54. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4429) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4429&speccode=2057
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