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Pogonoperca ocellata Günther, 1859

Indian soapfish

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Evaluated
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.
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).  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
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