Asia-Temperate: Taiwan (Taiwan present), Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Malaya (Singapore present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), Makassar present, New Caledonia present, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present); Tonga (Tonga present), Ryukyu Islands present, in the western Pacific and its marginal seas present, the eastern Indian Ocean present
Halodule pinifolia is widely distributed in the eastern Indian Ocean (India, Sri Lanka) and in the western Pacific and its marginal seas, from Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands through Malesia to Queensland, Fiji, the Tonga Islands and New Caledonia. In Malesia it is probably common. It has been recorded from Singapore, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes (Makassar), the Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, and New Guinea.
Hartog, Sea-grasses of the World. 1970: f. 44
Tomascik, Mah, Nontji & Moosa - in Ecology of the Indonesian seas. 1997: f. 18.11 (map), 18.25
Meñez, Phillips & Calumpong - in Smithson. Contr. Mar. Sci. 1983: f. 7, 8 (map)
Miki - in Bot. Mag. Tokyo. 1934: 132, 135
Brouns - in Science in New Guinea. 1986: f. 4