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Epinephelus chabaudi (Castelnau, 1861)

Moustache Grouper

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 in India Distribution elsewhere
Kerala coast. Kenya to Knysna and South Africa.
Serranus chabaudi  Castelnau, 1861
Epinephelus modestus  Gilchrist & Thompson, 1909
Epinephelus clarkei  Smith, 1958
Type specimen
Epinephelus chabaudi (Castelnau, 1861) modestus, Epinephelus Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & Thompson [W. W.] 1909:218 [Annals of the South African Museum v. 6 (pt 3, no. 5); Durban market, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAM 10446. Synonym: Epinephelus chabaudi (Castelnau, 1861), Serranus Chabaudi Castelnau, 1861, Epinephelus modestus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1909, Epinephelus clarkei Smith, 1958 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Kerala coast. Western Indian Ocean: Kenya to Knysna, South Africa and the Kerala coast of India; however, there are no records between Kenya and Durban, nor between Kenya and India. Record from Djibouti is doubtful. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Data deficient (DD)  More...
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