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Epinephelus diacanthus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Spinycheek Grouper

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Near Threatened (NT)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Kerala, Mumbai coast and Chennai. continental shelf of the northern Indian Ocean from Gulf of Aden to Sri Lanka.
Synonyms
Serranus diacanthus  Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephelus dayi  Bleeker, 1874
Type specimen
Epinephelus diacanthus (Valenciennes, 1828) diacanthus, Serranus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828:319 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 2; Coast of Malabar, India. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-7157. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-7158 (3), 1989-1018 [ex 7157] (2), A-5727 (1, dry). Synonym: Epinephelus diacanthus (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus diacanthus Valenciennes, 1828, Epinephelus dayi Bleeker, 1874.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 B. vii, D. 11-12/16-15, P. 18, V. 1/5, A. 3/8-9, C. 17, L. r. 100/95, L. tr. 19-21/45, caec. Pyl. 11.
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