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Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål, 1775)

Greasy Rockcod

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Data deficient (DD)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
East coast, Chilka Lake, Lakshadweep and Minicoy and Kilta. Red Sea to South Africa, eastward to Ducie in the Pitcairn Group, north to Japan, south to New South Wales and Lord Howe Island.
Synonyms
Perca tauvina  Forsskål, 1775
Cephalopholis tauvina  (Forsskål, 1775)
Epinephalus tauvina  (Forsskål, 1775)
Holocentrus pantherinus  Lacepède, 1802
Serranus pantherinus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Serranus jansenii  Bleeker, 1857
Serranus goldiei  Macleay, 1882
Epinephelus elongatus  Schultz, 1953
Epinephelus chewa  Morgans, 1966
Local Name
Salai (Gujarati)
Anjel moori (Kannada)
Panni kalava (Malayalam)
Punni calawah (Tamil)
Bontoo (Telugu)
Type specimen
Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål, 1775) tauvina, Perca Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:39, xi [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): ZMUC P43565 (dry skin). Synonym: Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål, 1775), Perca tauvina Forsskål, 1775, Cephalopholis tauvina (Forsskål, 1775), Epinephalus tauvina (Forsskål, 1775), Holocentrus pantherinus Lacepède, 1802, Serranus pantherinus (Lacepède, 1802), Serranus jansenii Bleeker, 1857, Serranus goldiei Macleay, 1882, Epinephelus elongatus Schultz, 1953, Epinephelus chewa Morgans, 1966 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: East coast of India. India: Known from the east coast. Recorded from Chilka Lake. Museum: Lakshadweep (Laccadive Is.), Minicoy and Kilta, CMFRI-LA-F 115/117. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and eastward to Ducie in the Pitcairn Group, north to Japan, south to New South Wales and Lord Howe Island. Migration report from the eastern Mediterranean Sea may be based on Epinephelus coioides specimens. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Data deficient (DD)  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D XI 14-16; A III 8; P i 17-18; V I 5
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3
Museum specimen (1)