IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is found across the globe, from as northerly as Greenland to South Africa (Galil 2000). It is also known from Iceland, the Irish Sea, the Bay of Biscay across the Atlantic to Canada and the USA (Galil 2000). It has also been recorded from West Africa and the Azores, the East China Sea, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Fortuna Islands, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Australia (Galil 2000, Ahyong and Galil 2006). Additionally this species is known from the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and India, and from Alaska, USA to Chile (Hendrickx 1995, Galil 2000).


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