Cephalopholis aitha   Randall & Heemstra,  1991 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: Max length 25.0 cm TL.

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8.

Protogynous, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water/substratum egg scatterers.

Similar to the more common Cephalopholis spiloparaea but lacks banding in the caudal fin.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Rusty hind (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient


Literature Source(s)
  • Randall, JE and Heemstra, PC (1991) Revision of Indo-Pacific groupers (Perciformes: Serranidae: Epinephelinae), with descriptions of five new species Indo-Pacific Fishes 20 1-332 Available at - Zoological Records (Bahrain marine)
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/

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