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Cephalopholis aurantia (Valenciennes, 1828)

Golden Hind

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Data deficient (DD)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Along the Indian coast. Indo-Pacific: islands of the western Indian Japan and the central Pacific. Except for a single specimen caught off the coast of Natal, South Africa, Heemstra and Randall 1993 know of no confirmed records from other continental localities of East Africa. Cephalopholis aurantia from east Africa repor
Along the Indian coast Islands of the western Indian Ocean to Japan and the central Pacific
Synonyms
Serranus aurantius  Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephelus aurantius  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Cephalopholis aurantius  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus analis  Valenciennes, 1828
Cephalopholis analis  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephelus analis  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephelus miltostigma  Bleeker, 1873
Bodianus indelebilis  Fowler, 1904
Cephalopholis indelibilis  (Fowler, 1904)
Cephalopholis obtusauris  Evermann & Seale, 1907
Cephalopholis obtusaurus  Evermann & Seale, 1907
Type specimen
Cephalopholis aurantia (Valenciennes, 1828) aurantius, Serranus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828:305 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 2; Seychelles, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-0765. Synonym: Cephalopholis aurantia (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus aurantius Valenciennes, 1828, Epinephelus aurantius (Valenciennes, 1828), Cephalopholis aurantius (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus analis Valenciennes, 1828, Cephalopholis analis (Valenciennes, 1828),Epinephelus analis (Valenciennes, 1828), Epinephelus miltostigma Bleeker, 1873, Bodianus indelebilis Fowler, 1904, Cephalopholis indelibilis (Fowler, 1904), Cephalopholis obtusauris Evermann & Seale, 1907, Cephalopholis obtusaurus Evermann & Seale, 1907 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Along the Indian coast. Indo-Pacific: islands of the western Indian Ocean to Japan and the central Pacific. Except for a single specimen caught off the coast of Natal, South Africa, Heemstra and Randall 1993 know of no confirmed records from other continental localities of East Africa. Cephalopholis aurantia from east Africa reported by Morgans 1982 is a misidentification of Cephalopholis nigripinnis. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Data deficient (DD)  More...
Biology
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Museum specimen (2)