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Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828)

Brownspotted Grouper

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
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.
Synonyms
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 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: South-west coast of India. India: Known from southwest coast, Lakshadweep Islands and Nicobar Islands. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Natal, South Africa and eastward to the western Pacific, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Records from Persian Gulf are apparently misidentifications of Epinephelus polylepis. Not verified from the Comoros, continental shelf between Oman and Cambodia, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
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