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Aetholoperca rogaa (Forsskal, 1775)

Redmouth Grouper

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae     FishBase    
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Reported
Distribution
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Laccadive Sea Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean. Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and east to the Gilbert Islands. Probably found in all tropical islands of the Indian Ocean. Recorded from Europa Island
Laccadive Sea, Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean. Red Sea to South Africa and east to the Gilbert Islands. Recorded from Europa Island.
Synonyms
Perca rogaa  (Forsskål, 1775)
Cephalopholis rogaa  (Forsskål, 1775)
Aethaloperca rogan  (Forsskål, 1775)
Aethaloperca rogga  (Forsskål, 1775)
Aethaloperca rogoa  (Forsskål, 1775)
Aetheloperca rogaa  (Forsskål, 1775)
Aetholoperca rogaa  (Forsskål, 1775)
Athaloperca rogae  (Forsskål, 1775)
Perca lunaria  (Forsskål, 1775)
Type specimen
rogaa, Perca Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:38, xi [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. No types known. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:174 is invalid; see Fricke 2000:633. Valid as Cephalopholis rogaa (Forsskål 1775) -- (Ma & Craig 2018:455). •Valid as Aethaloperca rogaa (Forsskål 1775) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:176, Dor 1984:95, Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:127, Heemstra & Randall 1986:516, Allen & Swainston 1988:56, Paxton et al. 1989:489, Winterbottom et al. 1989:22, Lee 1990:24, Randall et al. 1990:100, Randall & Heemstra 1991:20, Heemstra & Randall 1993:16, Goren & Dor 1994:24, Randall 1995:125, Mohsin & Ambak 1996:225, Allen 1997:84, Carpenter et al. 1997:142, Chen et al. 1997:4, Randall et al. 1997:10, Myers 1999:111, Fricke 1999:173, Heemstra & Randall 1999:2474, Nakabo 2000:710, Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:609, Allen 2000:97, Hutchins 2001:262, Hutchins 2001:29, Nakabo 2002:710, Allen & Adrim 2003:30, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S104, Myers & Donaldson 2003:621, Adrim et al. 2004:119, Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:194, 204, Randall 2005:147, Randall et al. 2005:119, Hoese et al. 2006:1002, Fricke et al. 2009:43, Motomura in Motomura & Satapoomin 2009:82, Fricke et al. 2011:383, Craig et al. 2011:2, Allen & Erdmann 2012:259, Fricke et al. 2013:256, Fricke et al. 2014:57, Motomura et al. 2015:19, Motomura et al. 2017:79, Ali et al. 2018:317, Fricke et al. 2018:144, Golani & Fricke 2018:60). Current status: Valid as Aethaloperca rogaa (Forsskål 1775). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Madagascar, Réunion (western Mascarenes, there now extinct) and Persian Gulf east to Marshall Islands, Fiji and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to northwestern Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Dark brown to black in color, occasionally with an orange cast; color in market is dark brown without distinguishing marks; Inside of the mouth ranges from light pink to crimson. Juveniles have a white border on the caudal fin D: IX, 17-18; A: III, 8-9 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. Heemstra, P.C., Samoilys, M., Cornish, A. & Cabanban, A.S. 2008. Aethaloperca rogaa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T132814A3458443. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T
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Museum specimen (1)