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Cephalopholis formosa (Shaw, 1812)

Bluelined Grouper

Classification
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
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Indian coast, Indo-West Pacific western India Philippines, north to southern Japan (Honshu), south to northern Australia. Epinephelus formosus from Madagascar, RĂ©union and Mauritius
Along the Indian coast Philippines, north to southern Japan (Honshu) and south to northern Australia.
Synonyms
Sciaena formosa  Shaw, 1812
Type specimen
Cephalopholis formosa (Shaw, 1812) formosa, Sciaena Shaw [G.] in Shaw & Nodder 1812:no page number, Pl. 1007 [The Naturalist's Miscellany; Vizagapatam, India. No types known. Synonym: Cephalopholis formosa (Shaw, 1812), Sciaena formosa Shaw, 1812 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Along the Indian coast. Indo-West Pacific: western India to Philippines, north to southern Japan (Honshu), south to northern Australia. 'Epinephelus formosus' from Madagascar, RĂ©union and Mauritius are probably based on misidentifications of Cephalopholis polleni. Confused with Cephalopholis boenak. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
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