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Epinephelus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Malabar grouper

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Brackish water, Marine Native Near Threatened (NT)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Kerala, Goa coast and Godavari estuary. Red Sea, East Africa to Tonga, north to Japan, south to Australia and Persian Gulf.
Synonyms
Holocentrus malabaricus  Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Cephalopholis malabaricus  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Epinephelus malabrica  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Holocentrus salmoides  Lacepède, 1802
Epinephelus salmoides  (Lacepède, 1802)
Epinephelus salmonoides  (Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus semi-punctatus  Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus crapao  Cuvier, 1829
Serranus polypodophilus  Bleeker, 1849
Epinephelus cylindricus  Postel, 1965
Type specimen
Epinephelus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) malabaricus, Holocentrus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:319, Pl. 63 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; Tranquebar [Tharangambadi], India. Holotype (unique): ZMB 190. Synonym: Epinephelus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Holocentrus malabaricus Bloch & Schneider, 1801, Cephalopholis malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Epinephelus malabrica (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Holocentrus salmoides Lacepède, 1802, Epinephelus salmoides (Lacepède, 1802), Epinephelus salmonoides (Valenciennes, 1828), Serranus semi-punctatus Valenciennes, 1828, Serranus crapao Cuvier, 1829, Serranus polypodophilus Bleeker, 1849, Epinephelus cylindricus Postel, 1965.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
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Museum specimen (1)