IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

The distribution of this species is reported to include the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil (Cairns et al. 1999). However, it is not yet confirmed that S. stellata is the form present in the wider Caribbean (E. Weil pers. comm.).

In Brazil, this species has been reported from Fortaleza to Cabo Frio, and the oceanic Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Atol das Rocas (Pires et al. 1992, Echeverria et al. 1997).

The taxonomic status of forms in the Caribbean requires further investigation.


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