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Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch, 1790)

Spotted Coralgrouper

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae     FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
East coast and Andaman Sea Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Arafura Sea, Solomon Islands and Australia.
East coast of India Western Pacific: Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Arafura Sea , Solomon Islands, and Australia (from Houtman Abrolhos in Western Australia to Gladstone, Queensland)
Synonyms
Bodianus maculatus  Bloch, 1790
Plectropoma maculatum  (Bloch, 1790)
Plectropomus maculates  (Bloch, 1790)
Type specimen
Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch, 1790) maculatus, Bodianus Bloch [M. E.] 1790:48, Pl. 228 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 4] 'Japan' [probably in error for Java, Indonesia]. Holotype (unique): ZMB 8599 (right skin). Synonym: Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch, 1790), Bodianus maculatus Bloch, 1790, Plectropoma maculatum (Bloch, 1790), Plectropomus maculates (Bloch, 1790).  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. VII, 12; A. III, 8; P. ii, 14; V. I, 5. Llat. 110; Ltr. 20+58.
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4 D. VII-VIII, 11-12; A. III, 8; P. ii, 14; V. I, 5. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 16. Groupers of the world (family Serranidae, subfamily Epinephelinae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(16):382 p