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Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskal, 1775)

Blacktip Grouper

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Brackish water, Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Found along the west coast of India and Lakshadeep Islands. Red Sea, South Africa, eastward to the Pitcairn Group, north to Japan and Korea, south to the Arafura Sea, southern Queensland (Australia) and Lord Howe Island.
Perca fasciata  Forsskål, 1775
Serranus fasciatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Epinephalus fasciatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Epinephilus fasciatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Plectropoma fasciata (Forsskål, 1775)
Epinephelus marginalis  Bloch, 1793
Serranus marginalis  (Bloch, 1793)
Holocentrus erythraeus  Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Holocentrus rosmarus  Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus oceanicus  Lacepède, 1802
Serranus oceanicus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Serranus alexandrinus  Valenciennes, 1828
Cerna alexandrina  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephelus alexandrinus  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephalus alexandrines  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus variolosus  Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephelus variolosus  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus tsirimenara  Temminck & Schlegel, 1842
Epinephelus tsirimenara  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Perca maculata  Forster, 1844
Serranus cruentus  De Vis, 1884
Serranus geometricus  De Vis, 1884
Serranus subfasciatus  De Vis, 1884
Epinephelus zapyrus  Seale, 1906
Epinephelus emoryi  Schultz, 1953
Type specimen
Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskal, 1775) fasciata, Perca Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:xi, 40 [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); Ras Muhammad, southern Sinai, Egypt, Red Sea, 27°44'N, 34°15'E. No types known. Synonym: Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775), Perca fasciata Forsskål, 1775, Serranus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775), Epinephalus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775), Epinephilus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775), Plectropoma fasciata (Forsskål, 1775), Epinephelus marginalis Bloch, 1793, Serranus marginalis (Bloch, 1793), Holocentrus erythraeus Bloch & Schneider, 1801, Holocentrus rosmarus Lacepède, 1802, Holocentrus oceanicus Lacepède, 1802, Serranus oceanicus (Lacepède, 1802), Serranus alexandrinus Valenciennes, 1828, Cerna alexandrina (Valenciennes, 1828), Epinephelus alexandrinus (Valenciennes, 1828), Epinephalus alexandrinus (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus variolosus Valenciennes, 1828, Epinephelus variolosus (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus tsirimenara Temminck & Schlegel, 1842, Epinephelus tsirimenara (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842), Perca maculata Forster, 1844, Serranus cruentus De Vis, 1884, Serranus geometricus De Vis, 1884, Serranus subfasciatus De Vis, 1884, Epinephelus zapyrus Seale, 1906, Epinephelus emoryi Schultz, 1953.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. XI, 16; A. III, 8; P. i, 17; V. I, 5. Llat. 92-98; Ltr. 12-13+1+35-39.
Museum specimen (2)