IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

This species is found in the Indo-West Pacific, except the Hawaiian Islands (Bruckner 2005). It is also found in the Western Central Pacific (Kinch et al. 2008), certain countries in Asia (Choo 2008) and in the Western Indian Ocean (Conand 2008) regions.

It is found from east Africa (Mozambique, Kenya, Madagascar and the Red Sea) to India (including Andaman Islands), to Indonesia and the Philippines. It can be found as far north as southern China and Japan, and south to northern Australia and various South Pacific islands.


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