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Cephalopholis sexmaculata (Ruppell, 1830)

Sixblotch Hind

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
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.
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.  More...
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