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Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790)

Bridlebass

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Vulnerable (VU)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Found in southern coast near Chennai, Vishakhapatnam and Chilka Lake. Red Sea to Algoa Bay, South Africa, eastward to the Hawaiian and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan and south to Australia.
Synonyms
Holocentrus lanceolatus  Bloch, 1790
Promicrops lanceolatus  (Bloch, 1790)
Serranus lanceolatus  (Bloch, 1790)
Serranus geographicus  Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus abdominalis  Peters, 1855
Batrachus gigas  Günther, 1869
Oligorus terrae-reginae  Ramsay, 1880
Oligorus goliath  De Vis, 1882
Serranus phaeostigmaeus  Fowler, 1907
Stereolepoides thompsoni  Fowler, 1923
Local Name
Kolaji (Kannada)
Kolamin, Kurrupu, Varayan kalava, Varayan karoop (Malayalam)
Kolaji (Odia)
Kalava, Commaaree, Wertla callawah (Tamil)
Bontoo, Panni meen, Pilli punni (Telugu)
Type specimen
Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790) lanceolatus, Holocentrus Bloch [M. E.] 1790:92, Pl. 242 (fig. 1) [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 4; Ostindien [East Indies], Indonesia. Syntypes: ZMB 169 (1), ZMB (1, lost). Synonym: Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790), Holocentrus lanceolatus Bloch, 1790, Promicrops lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790), Serranus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790), Serranus geographicus Valenciennes, 1828, Serranus abdominalis Peters, 1855, Batrachus gigas Günther, 1869, Oligorus terrae-reginae Ramsay, 1880, Oligorus goliath De Vis, 1882, Serranus phaeostigmaeus Fowler, 1907, Stereolepoides thompsoni Fowler, 1923.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D XI 14-16; A III 8; P i 17; V I 5
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