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Pogonoperca punctata  (Valenciennes, 1830)

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Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes Family:  Serranidae     FishBase  WoRMS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Indian waters and Port Blair. Comoros to the Line, Marquesan and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia and southern Natal, South Africa.
Found in Indian waters, including Port Blair in the Andaman Sea Indo-Pacific: Comoros to the Line, Marquesan and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Recently found in southern Natal, South Africa.
Synonyms
Grammistes punctatus Valenciennes, 1830
Pogonaperca punctata (Valenciennes, 1830)
Pogonoperca reticulata Bliss, 1883
Type specimen
Pogonoperca punctata (Valenciennes, 1830) punctatus, Grammistes Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:504 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6] Vanikoro Island, Santa Cruz Islands, southwestern Pacific; Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. No types known. Synonym: Pogonoperca punctata (Valenciennes, 1830), Grammistes punctatus Valenciennes, 1830, Pogonaperca punctata (Valenciennes, 1830), Pogonoperca reticulata Bliss, 1883 Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae Distribution: Indian waters, Port Blair. India: Found in Indian waters, including Port Blair in the Andaman Sea. Indo-Pacific: Comoros to the Line, Marquesan and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Recently found in southern Natal, South Africa. Habitat: Marine IUCN status: Least Concern (LC)  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
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3 Post larvae with large white spots, the spots remaining part of the adult pattern, but become obscured with additional small white spots in the grey areas. The fins remain clear. Sporadic distribution and habitat specific, preferring large coral heads on D: VII, 12-13; A: III, 8; Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.