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Epinephelus rivulatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Halfmoon grouper

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 in India Distribution elsewhere
Along the Indian coast. East Africa to the western Pacific, southward into temperate waters of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Serranus rivulatus  Valenciennes, 1830
Serranus rhyncholepis  Bleeker, 1853
Epinephelus rhyncholepis  (Bleeker, 1853)
Serranus rhyncolepis  Bleeker, 1853
Serranus viridipinnis  De Vis, 1884
Epinephelus grammatophorus  Boulenger, 1903
Epinephelus raymondi  Ogilby, 1908
Epinephelus matterni  Fowler, 1918
Epinephelus homosinensis  Whitley, 1944
Epinephelus spiramen  Whitley, 1945
Type specimen
Epinephelus rivulatus (Valenciennes, 1830) rivulatus, Serranus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:515 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; RĂ©union, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-7347. Synonym: Epinephelus rivulatus (Valenciennes, 1830), Serranus rivulatus Valenciennes, 1830, Serranus rhyncholepis Bleeker, 1853, Epinephelus rhyncholepis (Bleeker, 1853), Serranus rhyncolepis Bleeker, 1853, Serranus viridipinnis De Vis, 1884, Epinephelus grammatophorus Boulenger, 1903, Epinephelus raymondi Ogilby, 1908, Epinephelus matterni Fowler, 1918, Epinephelus homosinensis Whitley, 1944, Epinephelus spiramen Whitley, 1945.  More...
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