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Pogonoperca ocellata Günther, 1859

Indian soapfish

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Reported
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Andaman. Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Andaman Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Andaman Is., Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Synonyms
Grammistes ocellatus (Günther, 1859)
Type specimen
Pogonoperca ocellata Günther, 1859 ocellata, Pogonoperca Günther [A.] 1859:169 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 1] No locality stated [Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1841.6.0.1766 (stuffed, not seen). Synonym: Pogonoperca ocellata Günther, 1859, Grammistes ocellatus (Günther, 1859) Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Andaman, Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Andaman Is., Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Not Evaluated  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
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3 Adults have white spots all over that are close-set and form reticulated patterns, including on the median fins. The first dorsal fin is pale yellow in adults. D:VIII, 12-13; A: II, 8; Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p