Broadly distributed tropical and temperate species (Ref. 9927). Eastern Atlantic: off Morocco to Sierra Leone and from Angola to South Africa. Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea (Ref. 6744); reported from Guianas (Ref. 13608). Western Indian Ocean: at about 38?S. Western Pacific: off Japan, China Sea, Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), off Victoria, Australia (Ref. 6536) and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Including west of Ireland, Flemish Cap, and Gulf of Maine (Moore, pers. comm.).