Pacific and Atlantic: widely distributed in tropical waters (Ref. 559). Eastern Central Pacific: Costa Rica to Peru. Eastern Atlantic: off west Africa. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad. Not known from the Indian Ocean (Ref. 4936). Recently reported in Aden Gulf, Arabian Sea (Ref. 85285). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).