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Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède, 1801)

Blacksaddled

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae     FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Vulnerable (VU)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Andaman Sea and Laccadives. Kenya to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique, east to Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland, Australia, islands of the Indian Ocean, western and central Pacific ocean.
Andaman Sea and Laccadives, most of islands of the Indian Ocean Indo-Pacific: Kenya to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique, east to Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland, Australia western and central Pacific ocean
Synonyms
Labrus laevis  Lacepède, 1801
Bodianus melanoleucus  Lacepède, 1802
Paracanthistius melanoleucus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Plectropoma melanoleucum  (Lacepède, 1802)
Plectropomus maculatum melanoleucum  (Lacepède, 1802)
Plectropomus melanoleucus  (Lacepède, 1802)
Bodianus melanoleucos  Lacepède, 1802
Bodianus cyclostomus  Lacepède, 1802
Type specimen
Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède, 1801) melanoleucus, Bodianus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:283, 296 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepéde) v. 4] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-7677 (dry). Synonym: Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède, 1801), Labrus laevis Lacepède, 1801, Bodianus melanoleucus Lacepède, 1802, Paracanthistius melanoleucus (Lacepède, 1802), Plectropoma melanoleucum (Lacepède, 1802), Plectropomus maculatum melanoleucum (Lacepède, 1802), Plectropomus melanoleucus (Lacepède, 1802), Bodianus melanoleucos Lacepède, 1802, Bodianus cyclostomus Lacepède, 1802 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: India: Andaman Sea and Laccadives. Indo-Pacific: Kenya to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique, east to Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland, Australia including most of islands of the Indian Ocean, western and central Pacific ocean. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)  More...
Biology
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3 D: VII-VIII, 10-12; A: III, 8; https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Plectropomus-laevis.html Bray, D.J. 2017, Plectropomus laevis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 09 Jan 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4517