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Epinephelus undulosus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Wavy-lined Grouper

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 in India Distribution elsewhere
Laccadive Islands and Tamil Nadu coast. Gulf of Oman to Kenya, Sri Lanka, Andaman Islands, Indonesia, Sarawak of Malaysia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Philippines.
Bodianus undulosus  Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Cephalopholis undulosus  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Serranus lineatus  Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus amboinensis  Bleeker, 1852
Local Name
Seela panni (Tamil)
Bontoo (Telugu)
Type specimen
Epinephelus undulosus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) undulosus, Bodianus Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824:310 [Voyage autour du monde; Waigiou [Pulau Waigeo, Papua Province, New Guinea, Indonesia]; Rawak Island [Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific]. No types known. Synonym: Epinephelus undulosus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824), Bodianus undulosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824, Cephalopholis undulosus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824), Serranus lineatus Valenciennes, 1828, Serranus amboinensis Bleeker, 1852 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Tamil Nadu coast. Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Oman to Kenya, including Laccadive Islands, India, Sri Lanka, and the Andaman Islands. Not reported in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Known also from Indonesia, Sarawak of Malaysia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and the Philippines. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Data deficient (DD)  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 B. vii, D. 11/17-19, P. 19, V. 1/5, A. 3/8-9, C. 17, L. 1. Ca. 90, L. tr. 20/48, caec. Pyl. Above 50.