Circumglobal: In tropical to temperate waters. Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559). Eastern Pacific: Alaska to southern California, USA. Eastern Atlantic: Madeira to Iceland and northern Norway (Ref. 6697); Cape Province, South Africa (Ref. 4388). Western Indian Ocean: southern Madagascar and Natal, South Africa (Ref. 4388); Maldives (Ref. 30829). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).