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Epinephelus poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

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Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Brackish water, Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Along the coast and Lakshadweep Islands East coast of Africa to Japan, Korea, South China Sea, Vietnam and Fiji.
Epinephelus poecilonatus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Serranus poecilonotus  Temminck & Schlegel, 1842
Type specimen
Epinephelus poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) poecilonotus, Serranus Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1843:6, Pl. 4A (fig. 1) [Fauna Japonica Part 1; Nagasaki, Japan. Lectotype: RMNH D75 (dry). Paralectotypes: RMNH 176 (2). Synonym: Epinephelus poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842), Serranus poecilonotus Temminck & Schlegel, 1842, Epinephelus poecilonatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: east coast of Africa to Japan, Korea, South China Sea, Viet Nam, and Fiji. Unknown from the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Habitat: Brackishwater, Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
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