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Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskal, 1775)

Brown-marbled Grouper

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Near Threatened (NT)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Lakshadweep (Laccadive islands) Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, the Phoenix Islands, north to Japan, south to Australia.
Synonyms
Perca summana fuscoguttata  Forsskål, 1775
Serranus fuscoguttatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Ephinephelus fuscoguttatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Epinephelus fuscogutatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Epinephelus fuscuguttatus  (Forsskål, 1775)
Serranus horridus  Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus taeniocheirus  Valenciennes, 1830
Serranus lutra  Valenciennes, 1832
Epinephelus lutra  (Valenciennes, 1832)
Type specimen
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskal, 1775) fuscoguttata, Perca summana var. Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:xi, 42 [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); Sams Pier, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Neotype: USNM 147594. Synonym: Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775), Perca summana fuscoguttata Forsskål, 1775, Serranus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775), Ephinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775), Epinephelus fuscogutatus (Forsskål, 1775), Epinephelus fuscuguttatus (Forsskål, 1775), Serranus horridus Valenciennes, 1828, Serranus taeniocheirus Valenciennes, 1830, Serranus lutra Valenciennes, 1832, Epinephelus lutra (Valenciennes, 1832) Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Throughout coastal waters and coral reefs in India. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Near Threatened (NT)  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. XI, 14-15; A. III, 8; P. ii, 16-17; V. I, 5. Llat. 110-118; Ltr. 15-18+1+43-46.
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