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Epinephelus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801)

Starspotted Grouper

Classification
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
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Known from the Laccadives, Kerala, Visakhapatnam coast and Port Blair in Andaman region. Kenyan coast, north of Kilifi Creek.
Synonyms
Holocentrus hexagonatus  Forster, 1801
Serranus hexagonatus  (Forster, 1801)
Ephinephelus hexagonatus  (Forster, 1801)
Epinephalus hexagonatus  (Forster, 1801)
Epinephelus hexagonathus  (Forster, 1801)
Serranus parkinsonii  Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus stellans  Richardson, 1842
Epinephelus stellans  (Richardson, 1842)
Type specimen
Epinephelus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801) hexagonatus, Holocentrus Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:323 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; [Otaheitee] Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific. No types known. Synonym: Epinephelus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801), Holocentrus hexagonatus Forster, 1801, Serranus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801), Ephinephelus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801), Epinephalus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801), Epinephelus hexagonathus (Forster, 1801), Serranus parkinsonii Valenciennes, 1828, Serranus stellans Richardson, 1842, Epinephelus stellans (Richardson, 1842) Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Kerala and Vizagapatnam coast. India: Known from the Laccadives and Port Blair in Andaman region. Indo-West Pacific: none have been taken on the African coast, except for the specimen recorded by Randall and Heemstra 1991 from Kenyan coast north of Kilifi Creek. It is an insular species found in most tropical Indo-Pacific islands. Absent in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
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Museum specimen (1)