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Cephalopholis argus Schneider, 1801

Peacock Hind

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Coast of India.It is more often found on exposed than protected reefs; Indo- Pacific;
Coast of India
Epinephelus argus  (Schneider, 1801)
Cephalopolis argus  Schneider, 1801
Bodianus jacobevertsen  Lacepède, 1802
Bodianus jacob-evertsen  Lacepède, 1802
Serranus myriaster  Valenciennes, 1828
Type specimen
Cephalopholis argus Schneider, 1801 argus, Cephalopholis Schneider [J. G.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:311, Pl. 61 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; Synonym: Cephalopholis argus Schneider, 1801, Epinephelus argus (Schneider, 1801), Cephalopolis argus Schneider, 1801, Bodianus jacobevertsen Lacepède, 1802, Bodianus jacob-evertsen Lacepède, 1802, Serranus myriaster Valenciennes, 1828 Type locality: In India orientali [Indonesia]. Holotype (unique): ZMB 220. Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae, Subfamily: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, to Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll, Hawaiian Islands, northern Line Islands and Pitcairn Group and French Polynesia, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Lord Howe Island; introduced to Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine. IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. IX, 15-16; A. III, 8-9; P. i, 16-17; V. I, 5. Llat. 95-108; Ltr. 13-15+1+34-38.
2 D. IX, 15-16; A. III, 8-9; P. i, 16-17; V. I, 5. Llat. 95-108; Ltr. 13-15+1+34-38.
Museum specimen (2)