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Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828)

Brownspotted Grouper

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
Southwest coast, Lakshadweep Islands and Nicobar Islands. Red Sea to Natal, South Africa, eastward to the western Pacific, north to southern Japan and south to New Caledonia.
Serranus chlorostigma  Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephilus chlorostigma  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus areolatus japonicus  Temminck & Schlegel, 1842
Serranus reevesii  Richardson, 1846
Serranus geoffroyi  Klunzinger, 1870
Serranus assabensis  Giglioli, 1889
Type specimen
Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828) chlorostigma, Serranus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828:352 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 2; Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-7430. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-7429 (1). Synonym: Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus chlorostigma Valenciennes, 1828, Epinephilus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus areolatus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1842, Serranus reevesii Richardson, 1846, Serranus geoffroyi Klunzinger, 1870, Serranus assabensis Giglioli, 1889.  More...
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