Circumglobal in tropical to temperate waters. Reported from the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). Absent from the Mediterranean (Ref. 36129).
- Pietsch, T.W. 1990 Chaunacidae. p. 489. 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. 10756) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=10756&speccode=5047
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