Callistoctopus macropus was reported from 122 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 122 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Circumglobal in warm to temperate waters.
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Table 1: Present in 122 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 96968
Africa Algeria DZA native 96968
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 275
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 275
Africa Angola AGO native 104052
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 275
Oceania Australia AUS native 275
North America Bahamas BHS native 275
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 275
North America Belize BLZ native 275
Africa Benin BEN native 417
North America Bermuda BMU native 275
South America Brazil BRA native 105659
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 275
Asia Cambodia KHM native 275
Africa Cameroon CMR native 417
North America Canada CAN native 1667
Asia China CHN native 275
South America Colombia COL native 275
Africa Comoros COM native 275
Africa Congo COG native 104052
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 104052
North America Costa Rica CRI native 275
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 417
Europe Croatia HRV native 96968
North America Cuba CUB native 275
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 275
Asia Cyprus CYP native 96968
Africa Djibouti DJI native 275
North America Dominica DMA native 275
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 275
South America Ecuador ECU native 275
Africa Egypt EGY native 96968
North America El Salvador SLV native 275
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 417
Africa Eritrea ERI native 275
Oceania Fiji FJI native 275
Europe France FRA native 275
South America French Guiana GUF native 275
Africa Gabon GAB native 417
Africa Gambia GMB native 104052
Africa Ghana GHA native 417
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 96968
Europe Greece GRC native 96968
North America Grenada GRD native 275
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 275
North America Guatemala GTM native 275
Africa Guinea GIN native 104052
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 104052
South America Guyana GUY native 275
North America Haiti HTI native 275
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 275
North America Honduras HND native 275
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 275
Asia India IND native 275
Asia Indonesia IDN native 275
Asia Iran IRN native 275
Asia Israel ISR native 96968
Europe Italy ITA native 96968
North America Jamaica JAM native 275
Asia Jordan JOR native 275
Africa Kenya KEN native 275
Asia Lebanon LBN native 96968
Africa Liberia LBR native 104052
Africa Libya LBY native 96968
Africa Madagascar MDG native 275
Asia Malaysia MYS native 275
Asia Maldives MDV native 275
Europe Malta MLT native 96968
North America Martinique MTQ native 275
Africa Mauritania MRT native 96968
Africa Mauritius MUS native 275
North America Mexico MEX native 275
Europe Montenegro MNE native 96968
Africa Morocco MAR native 275
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 275
Asia Myanmar MMR native 275
Africa Namibia NAM native 104052
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 275
North America Nicaragua NIC native 275
Africa Nigeria NGA native 417
Asia Oman OMN native 275
Asia Pakistan PAK native 275
North America Panama PAN native 275
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 275
Asia Philippines PHL native 275
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 275
Oceania Samoa WSM native 275
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 275
Africa Senegal SEN native 104052
Africa Seychelles SYC native 275
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 104052
Asia Singapore SGP native 275
Europe Slovenia SVN native 275
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 275
Africa Somalia SOM native 275
Africa South Africa ZAF native 104052
Europe Spain ESP native 96968
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 275
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 275
North America St Lucia LCA native 275
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 275
Africa Sudan SDN native 275
South America Suriname SUR native 275
Asia Syria SYR native 96968
Asia Taiwan TWN native 275
Africa Tanzania TZA native 275
Asia Thailand THA native 275
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 275
Africa Togo TGO native 417
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 275
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 275
Africa Tunisia TUN native 275
Asia Turkey TUR native 96968
North America USA USA native 275
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 275
South America Venezuela VEN native 275
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 275
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 275
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 275
Africa West Sahara ESH native 104052
Asia Yemen YEM native 275

Table 4: Reported from 122 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB native 96968
Africa Algeria DZA native 96968
Oceania American Samoa ASM native 275
Asia Andaman Is. ANI native 275
Africa Angola AGO native 104052
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG native 275
Oceania Australia AUS native 275
North America Bahamas BHS native 275
Asia Bangladesh BGD native 275
North America Belize BLZ native 275
Africa Benin BEN native 417
North America Bermuda BMU native 275
South America Brazil BRA native 105659
Asia Brunei Darsm BRN native 275
Asia Cambodia KHM native 275
Africa Cameroon CMR native 417
North America Canada CAN native 1667
Asia China CHN native 275
South America Colombia COL native 275
Africa Comoros COM native 275
Africa Congo COG native 104052
Africa Congo Dem Rp COD native 104052
North America Costa Rica CRI native 275
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV native 417
Europe Croatia HRV native 96968
North America Cuba CUB native 275
North America Curaçao I. CUW native 275
Asia Cyprus CYP native 96968
Africa Djibouti DJI native 275
North America Dominica DMA native 275
North America Dominican Rp DOM native 275
South America Ecuador ECU native 275
Africa Egypt EGY native 96968
North America El Salvador SLV native 275
Africa Eq Guinea GNQ native 417
Africa Eritrea ERI native 275
Oceania Fiji FJI native 275
Europe France FRA native 275
South America French Guiana GUF native 275
Africa Gabon GAB native 417
Africa Gambia GMB native 104052
Africa Ghana GHA native 417
Europe Gibraltar GIB native 96968
Europe Greece GRC native 96968
North America Grenada GRD native 275
North America Guadeloupe GLP native 275
North America Guatemala GTM native 275
Africa Guinea GIN native 104052
Africa Guinea-Bissau GNB native 104052
South America Guyana GUY native 275
North America Haiti HTI native 275
Oceania Hawaii HWI native 275
North America Honduras HND native 275
Asia Hong Kong HKG native 275
Asia India IND native 275
Asia Indonesia IDN native 275
Asia Iran IRN native 275
Asia Israel ISR native 96968
Europe Italy ITA native 96968
North America Jamaica JAM native 275
Asia Jordan JOR native 275
Africa Kenya KEN native 275
Asia Lebanon LBN native 96968
Africa Liberia LBR native 104052
Africa Libya LBY native 96968
Africa Madagascar MDG native 275
Asia Malaysia MYS native 275
Asia Maldives MDV native 275
Europe Malta MLT native 96968
North America Martinique MTQ native 275
Africa Mauritania MRT native 96968
Africa Mauritius MUS native 275
North America Mexico MEX native 275
Europe Montenegro MNE native 96968
Africa Morocco MAR native 275
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 275
Asia Myanmar MMR native 275
Africa Namibia NAM native 104052
Oceania New Caledonia NCL native 275
North America Nicaragua NIC native 275
Africa Nigeria NGA native 417
Asia Oman OMN native 275
Asia Pakistan PAK native 275
North America Panama PAN native 275
Oceania Papua New Guinea PNG native 275
Asia Philippines PHL native 275
North America Puerto Rico PRI native 275
Oceania Samoa WSM native 275
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 275
Africa Senegal SEN native 104052
Africa Seychelles SYC native 275
Africa Sierra Leone SLE native 104052
Asia Singapore SGP native 275
Europe Slovenia SVN native 275
Oceania Solomon Is. SLB native 275
Africa Somalia SOM native 275
Africa South Africa ZAF native 104052
Europe Spain ESP native 96968
Asia Sri Lanka LKA native 275
North America St Kitts Nevis KNA native 275
North America St Lucia LCA native 275
North America St Vincent Gren. VCT native 275
Africa Sudan SDN native 275
South America Suriname SUR native 275
Asia Syria SYR native 96968
Asia Taiwan TWN native 275
Africa Tanzania TZA native 275
Asia Thailand THA native 275
Asia Timor-Leste TLS native 275
Africa Togo TGO native 417
Oceania Tokelau TKL native 275
North America Trinidad Tobago TTO native 275
Africa Tunisia TUN native 275
Asia Turkey TUR native 96968
North America USA USA native 275
Oceania Vanuatu VUT native 275
South America Venezuela VEN native 275
Asia Viet Nam VNM native 275
North America Virgin Is. (US) VIR native 275
Oceania Wallis Futuna WLF native 275
Africa West Sahara ESH native 104052
Asia Yemen YEM native 275
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