Vereshchaka (2009) regards this species as being restricted to the Atlantic Ocean - records from outside of this region, including any from Australia, New Zealand, and surrounding areas, need to be re-examined to determine their true identity, as it is highly likely that they are mis-identifications of other species.
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2020-02-09 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Vereshchaka, A.L., 2009. Revision of the genus Sergestes (Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata: Sergestidae): taxonomy and distribution., Galathea Report, Vol. 22: 7-140.
Scientific Name verified against:
Vereshchaka, A.L., Olesen, J., Lunina, A.A., 2014. Global diversity and phylogeny of pelagic shrimps of the former genera Sergestes and Sergia (Crustacea, Dendrobranchiata, Sergestidae), with definition of eight new genera., PLoS ONE, Vol. 9(11): 1-32. . e112057. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112057 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112057