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Epinephelus flavocaeruleus (Lacepede, 1802)

Blue-and-yellow 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
Lakshadweep Islands and the Andaman Islands Gulf of Aden, south to Port Alfred, South Africa, east to the northwest tip of Sumatra and Indonesia. Also found in the islands of western Indian Ocean including Cargados Carajos and Rodriguez.
Holocentrus flavocaeruleus  Lacepède, 1802
Epinephelus flavo-caeruleus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Serranus flavocaeruleus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Epinephelus flavocoeruleus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Serranus flavocoeruleus (Lacepède, 1802)
Bodianus macrocephalus Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus gymnosus  Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus caerulescens  Shaw, 1803
Serranus borbonicus  Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Serranus borbonius  Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Perca flavopurpurea  Bennett, 1830
Local Name
Manja kalava, Manja karoop (Malayalam)
Mungil cullawah, Manjil kalawa (Tamil)
Type specimen
Epinephelus flavocaeruleus (Lacepede, 1802) caerulescens, Holocentrus Shaw [G.] 1803:559 [General zoology or systematic natural history v. 4; Indian Seas. Neotype: MNHN A-5747. Synonym: Epinephelus flavocaeruleus (Lacepède, 1802), Holocentrus flavocaeruleus Lacepède, 1802, Epinephelus flavo-caeruleus (Lacepède, 1802), Serranus flavocaeruleus (Lacepède, 1802), Epinephelus flavocoeruleus (Lacepède, 1802), Serranus flavocoeruleus (Lacepède, 1802), Bodianus macrocephalus Lacepède, 1802, Holocentrus gymnosus Lacepède, 1802, Holocentrus caerulescens Shaw, 1803, Serranus borbonicus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824, Serranus borbonius Quoy & Gaimard, 1824, Perca flavopurpurea Bennett, 1830.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. XI, 17; A. III, 8; P. i, 17; V. I, 5. Llat. 118; Ltr. 17+1+57.