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Epinephelus flavocaeruleus (Lacepede, 1802)

Blue-and-yellow Grouper

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
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 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Coast of India. Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to the northwest tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. Also found in the islands of western Indian Ocean, including Cargados Carajos and Rodriguez. Not known from the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  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.