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Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Dotted Grouper

Classification
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
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Along the Indian coast. Red Sea, Kenya, South Africa, Oman, Korea, Japan including Ogasawara Islands, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Arafura Sea and northern Australia.
Synonyms
Serranus epistictus  Temminck & Schlegel, 1842
Epinephelus praeopercularis  (Boulenger, 1888)
Epinephelus stigmogrammacus  Cheng & Yang, 1983
Type specimen
Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) epistictus, Serranus Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1843:8 [Fauna Japonica Part 1; Nagasaki, Japan. Holotype (unique): RMNH D88 (stuffed). Synonym: Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842), Serranus epistictus Temminck & Schlegel, 1842, Epinephelus episticus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842), Serranus praeopercularis Boulenger, 1888, Epinephelus praeopercularis (Boulenger, 1888), Epinephelus stigmogrammacus Cheng & Yang, 1983 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Along the Indian coast. Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Kenya to South Africa; Oman, west coast of India, Korea, Japan including Ogasawara Islands, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Arafura Sea and northern Australia. Sometimes misidentified as Epinephelus magniscuttis or Epinephelus heniochus. Habitat: Marine UCN status: Data deficient (DD)  More...
Biology
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