Eastern Atlantic: Strait of Gibraltar to Angola, including islands. One reported occurrence in France (Ref. 4517).
- Roux, C. 1990 Haemulidae. p. 783-788. 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. 2. (Ref. 6946) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6946&speccode=400