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Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790)

Whitespotted 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
Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu and Goa coast. East Africa south to East London, Persian Gulf, South Africa, east to Fiji and Tonga.
Holocentrus coeruleopunctatus  Bloch, 1790
Epinephelus caeruleeopunctatus  (Bloch, 1790)
Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus  (Bloch, 1790)
Epinephelus caerulopunctatus  (Bloch, 1790)
Serranus alboguttatus  Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus dermochirus  Valenciennes, 1830
Serranus hoevenii  Bleeker, 1849
Epinephelus hoevenii  (Bleeker, 1849)
Serranus kunhardtii  Bleeker, 1851
Serranus flavoguttatus  Peters, 1855
Type specimen
Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790) coeruleopunctatus, Holocentrus Bloch [M. E.] 1790:94, Pl. 242 (fig. 2) [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 4; Unknown locality [probably Indonesia]. Holotype (unique): ZMB 232. Synonym: Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790), Holocentrus coeruleopunctatus Bloch, 1790, Epinephelus caeruleeopunctatus (Bloch, 1790), Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790), Epinephelus caerulopunctatus (Bloch, 1790), Serranus alboguttatus Valenciennes, 1828, Serranus dermochirus Valenciennes, 1830, Serranus hoevenii Bleeker, 1849, Epinephelus hoevenii (Bleeker, 1849), Serranus kunhardtii Bleeker, 1851, Serranus flavoguttatus Peters, 1855.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. XI, 16; A. III, 8; P. 17; V. I, 5. Llat. 95-103; Ltr. 12-15+1+33-36.