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Continent: Africa Near-East North-America Middle-America Asia Caribbean South-America Australia
Distribution: Pacific and Indian oceans from Micronesia, Japan, India, and
Arabia south to S Africa; Israel, Eritrea, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Somalia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands, Cameroon
Atlantic Ocean off the western coast of Africa; e.g. Gabon; Mauritania, Tanzania, Zanzibar, PrincipÃ© and SÃ£o TomÃ© (Gulf of Guinea), Gambia
Australia (North Territory, Queensland, West Australia),
Solomon Islands [McCoy 2000],
In the eastern Pacific it is found from the Galapagos northward to the USA (Alaska, California, Oregon ?, Washington); Occasionally in the Caribbean Sea as far north as Puerto Rico.
Central America: SE Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: coasts of N Brazil, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela
acording to the 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals:
EC/SE/SW/WC Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean,
EC-SE-SW-WC Pacific Ocean, Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar (= Burma), Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and
Type locality: Manila Bay, Philippines (fide COGGER 1983).