IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

This species has a wide geographic distribution extending from Zanzibar and Madagascar in the west to northern Australia in the east and as far north as southern Japan. Its distribution includes the east coast of Africa, Red Sea, The Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia from Monte Bello Island in Western Australia to Townsville in Queensland, South and East China Seas and Yellow Sea (Reid et al. 2005). This species is a species complex (Anderson et al. 2011) and therefore this extensive distribution should be treated with caution.


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