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Cephalopholis sonnerati (Valenciennes, 1828)

Tomato 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
Tamil Nadu coast. India: Type locality. Known from Tamil Nadu coast. Museum: 20590; MNHN A.5774, A.7686 (paralectotypes of S. sonnerati Valenciennes), A.7671 (lectotype); NMW 40813; SMF 22343; SU 41923. Indo-Pacific: east coast of Africa (Djibouti, Socotra to Durban) to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to southern
Tamil Nadu coast east coast of Africa (Djibouti, Socotra to Durban) to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan and south to southern Queensland in Australia.
Synonyms
Serranus sonnerati  Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephelus sonnerati  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Cephalopolis sonnerati  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Cepholopholis sonnerati  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus zananella  Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephelus janthinopterus  Bleeker, 1873
Serranus unicolor  Liénard, 1874
Epinephelus unicolor  Bleeker, 1875
Cephalopholis purpureus  Fourmanoir, 1966
Local Name
Chern kalava (Malayalam)
Sigappu cullawah (Tamil)
Bontoo (Telugu)
Type specimen
Cephalopholis sonnerati (Valenciennes, 1828) sonnerati, Serranus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828:299 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 2; Puducherry, India. Lectotype: MNHN A-7671 (dry). Paralectotypes: MNHN A-5774 (2, dry), A-7686 (1, dry), MNHN 0000-7266 (2). Synonym: Cephalopholis sonnerati (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus sonnerati Valenciennes, 1828, Epinephelus sonnerati (Valenciennes, 1828), Cephalopolis sonnerati (Valenciennes, 1828), Cepholopholis sonnerati (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus zananella Valenciennes, 1828, Epinephelus janthinopterus Bleeker, 1873, Serranus unicolor Liénard, 1874, Epinephelus unicolor Bleeker, 1875, Cephalopholis purpureus Fourmanoir, 1966 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Tamil Nadu coast. India: Type locality. Known from Tamil Nadu coast. Museum: BPBM 20590; MNHN A.5774, A.7686 (paralectotypes of S. sonnerati Valenciennes), A.7671 (lectotype); NMW 40813; SMF 22343; SU 41923. Indo-Pacific: east coast of Africa (Djibouti, Socotra to Durban) to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to southern Queensland (Australia). Not found at the Chagos Archipelago despite intensive survey and not reported from the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
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