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Epinephelus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801)

Starspotted 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
Known from the Laccadives, Kerala, Visakhapatnam coast and Port Blair in Andaman region. Kenyan coast, north of Kilifi Creek.
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).  More...
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Museum specimen (1)