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Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834)

Dusky grouper

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Endangered (EN)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Kerala and Visakhapatnam coast. throughout the Mediterranean Sea, southern Bay of Biscaye to southern tip of Africa, British Isles, eastern English Channel, Oman,La Reunion Island, southeastern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, Mozambique and southern Madagascar.
Synonyms
Serranus marginatus  Lowe, 1834
Serranus fimbriatus  Lowe, 1838
Serranus aspersus  Jenyns, 1840
Epinephelus brachysoma  Cope, 1871
Type specimen
Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834) marginatus, Serranus Lowe [R. T.] 1834:142 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1833 (pt 1) (for 24 Dec.); Off Madeira. Neotype: MMF 3388. Possible syntype: BMNH 1858.4.2.81 (1) [from Lowe]. Synonym: Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834), Serranus marginatus Lowe, 1834, Serranus fimbriatus Lowe, 1838, Serranus aspersus Jenyns, 1840, Epinephelus brachysoma Cope, 1871 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Kerala and Vizagapatnam coast. East and Southwest Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: East Atlantic: throughout the Mediterranean Sea, and from the southern Bay of Biscaye to southern tip of Africa. Stray specimens reported from the British Isles, and eastern English Channel. Southwest Atlantic: southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. Western Indian Ocean: from tip of Africa to southern Mozambique and southern Madagascar. Reported from Oman and La Reunion I. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Endangered (EN)  More...
Biology
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