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Epinephelus melanostigma Schultz, 1953

One-blotch Grouper

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Reported
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Laccadive Sea and Minicoy Island. Natal, South Africa to the central Pacific.
Epinephelus melanostigma  Schultz, 1953
Type specimen
Epinephelus melanostigma Schultz, 1953 melanostigma, Epinephelus Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953:348, Fig. 54 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1; Synonym: Epinephelus melanostigma Schultz, 1953 Type locality: Reef off Swains Island, American Samoa. Holotype: USNM 115375. Paratypes: BMNH 1962.12.12.52 [ex USNM 115385] (1); FMNH 62614 [ex USNM 148966] (2); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 18870 [ex USNM 148966] (2); USNM 115374 (4), 115376 (18, ? now 17), 115385 (6, now 5), 148965 (5), 148966 (18, now 14), 148967-68 (2, 1). Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae, Sub-family: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Line Islands and Cook Islands, north to Taiwan, south to Western Australia. Habitat: marine. IUCN status: Data deficient (DD)  More...
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