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Epinephelus merra Bloch, 1793

Honeycomb Grouper

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Tamil Nadu and the Andaman Sea. South Africa to French Polynesia.
Cephalopholis merra  (Bloch, 1793)
Serranus merra  (Bloch, 1793)
Ephinephelus merra  Bloch, 1793
Epinephalus merra  Bloch, 1793
Epinephilus merra  Bloch, 1793
Local Name
Salai (Gujarati)
Guri, Kolaji (Kannada)
Pulli cullawah (Tamil)
Bontoo (Telugu)
Type specimen
Epinephelus merra Bloch, 1793 merra, Epinephelus Bloch [M. E.] 1793:17, Pl. 329 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 7; Synonym: Epinephelus merra Bloch, 1793, Cephalopholis merra (Bloch, 1793), Serranus merra (Bloch, 1793), Ephinephelus merra Bloch, 1793, Epinephalus merra Bloch, 1793, Epinephilus merra Bloch, 1793 Type locality: Japan Sea [probably Indian Ocean]; Ostindien [Indonesia]. Lectotype: ZMB 8716 (right skin). Paralectotypes: ZMB (3, lost). Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae, Sub-family: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, to Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Habitat: marine. IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
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Museum specimen (2)