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Epinephelus merra Bloch, 1793

Honeycomb Grouper

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Tamil Nadu and the Andaman Sea. South Africa to French Polynesia.
Synonyms
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).  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
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Museum specimen (2)