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Epinephelus tukula Morgans, 1959

Potato Grouper

Classification
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
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Along the Indian coast, Kerala and Kovalam. Red Sea, East Africa to southern Japan, Queensland, Australia and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.
Synonyms
Serranus dispar  var. a Playfair, 1867
Type specimen
Epinephelus tukula Morgans, 1959 tukula, Epinephelus Morgans [J. F. C.] 1959:651, Pls. 17, 19 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 13) v. 1 (no. 10) (for 1958); Synonym: Epinephelus tukula Morgans, 1959, Serranus dispar var. a Playfair, 1867 Type locality: Mafia Island, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Holotype: EAMFRO S.96. Paratypes: EAMFRO. S.88 (1), S.102 (1), S.122 (1). Order: Perciformes Family: , Serranidae Sub-family: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Mozambique channel, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comores and western Mascarenes east to New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and Queensland (Australia). Habitat: marine. IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
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