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Range DescriptionThis species is widespread in the Indo-Pacific. It is found from the Red Sea and Madagascar, to Southeast Asia, southern Japan, Australia, the Coral Sea, to Pohnpei (Micronesia) and American Samoa. The type locality is likely the Red Sea (Fenner, pers. comm.).
Specific records: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea (Socotra), Madagascar, Lakshadweep, W Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Yap, Pohnpei (Micronesia), Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Solomon Islands (DeVantier and Turak pers. comm.).
Randall and Cheng (1984) give the range from Red Sea to the Ellice Islands, and New Hebrides to Taiwan.
Razak and Hoeksema (2003) give Indonesia, Australia west and east coast, Xisha Is, China, Guam, Japan, Philippines, South China Sea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.