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Plectropomus pessuliferus (Fowler, 1904)

Roving Coralgrouper

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae     FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Near Threatened (NT)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Andaman Sea. West Pacific region.
Andaman Sea. Red Sea, Zanzibar, Maldives, St. Brandon’s Shoals, Sri Lanka, Chagos, Nazareth Bank, Sumatra, and Fiji
Plectropoma pessuliferum  Fowler, 1904
Plectropomus pessuliferus pessuliferus  (Fowler, 1904)
Plectropomus pessulifer  (Fowler, 1904)
Type specimen
Plectropomus pessuliferus (Fowler, 1904) pessuliferum, Plectropoma Fowler [H. W.] 1904:520, Pl. 17 (upper fig.) [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Second series. v. 12 (pt 4)] Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia [eastern Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): ANSP 27546. Synonym: Plectropomus pessuliferus (Fowler, 1904), Plectropoma pessuliferum Fowler, 1904, Plectropomus pessuliferus pessuliferus (Fowler, 1904), Plectropomus pessulifer (Fowler, 1904).  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
3 D:VII-VIII, 10-12; A: III, 8 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.