Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida, USA to Central America according to Ref. 7251, Massachusetts to southern Brazil. Also found in Argentina. Eastern Atlantic: Galicia, Spain , Cape Blanc and Cape Verde to Angola. Reported from Walvis Bay, Namibia. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to Victoria, Australia. This name has often wrongly been used for the more common Fistularia commersonii. Mediterranean: Cadiz, Spain .