Untitled Document
Epinephelus spilotoceps Schultz, 1953

Foursaddle 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
Lakshadweep (Laccadive) Islands East coast of Africa to the Line Islands, Zanzibar, Tanzania to Ponta Zavora, Mozambique and Rowley Shoals off Western Australia.
Epinephelus spiloteceps  Schultz, 1953
Epinephelus salonotus  Smith & Smith, 1963
Type specimen
Epinephelus spilotoceps Schultz, 1953 spilotoceps, Epinephelus Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953:357, Figs. 56-57 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1; Synonym: Epinephelus spilotoceps Schultz, 1953, Epinephelus spiloteceps Schultz, 1953, Epinephelus salonotus Smith & Smith, 1963 Type locality: Lagoon reef off Namu Island, Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, western Pacific. Holotype: USNM 141901. Paratypes: FMNH 62615-16 (1, 1); USNM 141902 (3), 141904-921 (1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 9, 1, 1, 3, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 7, 1, 1, 1). Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to the Line Islands, Marshall Islands, Tonga and Cook Islands, north to the Philippines, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine. IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference