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Cephalopholis sexmaculata (Ruppell, 1830)

Sixblotch Hind

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
Along the Indian coast.Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and eastward to French Polynesia. Reported from the Arafura Sea. Reports by Heemstra & Randall (1984) from the Gulf of Oman, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka are unsubstantiated. Absent from the P
Along the Indian coast Red Sea to South Africa, eastward to French Polynesia, Arafura Sea, Gulf of Oman, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Synonyms
Serranus sexmaculatus  Rüppell, 1830
Epinephelus sexmaculatus  (Rüppell, 1830)
Cephalopholis sexmaculatus  (Rüppell, 1830)
Cephalopholis coatesi  Whitley, 1937
Cephalopholis gibbus  Fourmanoir, 1955
Type specimen
Cephalopholis sexmaculata (Ruppell, 1830) sexmaculatus, Serranus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830:107 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 2994 (dry). Synonym: Cephalopholis sexmaculata (Rüppell, 1830), Serranus sexmaculatus Rüppell, 1830, Epinephelus sexmaculatus (Rüppell, 1830), Cephalopholis sexmaculatus (Rüppell, 1830), Cephalopholis coatesi Whitley, 1937, Cephalopholis gibbus Fourmanoir, 1955 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Along the Indian coast.Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and eastward to French Polynesia. Reported from the Arafura Sea. Reports by Heemstra & Randall (1984) from the Gulf of Oman, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka are unsubstantiated. Absent from the Persian Gulf and is not yet known from Lakshadweep Islands. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
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