Epinephelus moara     (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Serranidae

Image copyrights: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman

Description
Size: 100 cm TL

Color: Olive-green in young specimens and becomes greyish brown in large specimens

It has a robust and oblong body. The body is covered with moderate-sized ctenoid scales. The fins are well developed and include a single dorsal fin with 11 prominent spines and 14-16 rays, an anal fin with 3 spines and 8-9 rays, pectoral fins with 17-19 rays each and a rounded caudal fin.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Longteeth Grouper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Rocky, Muddy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
  • Al-Abdessalaam, TZS (1995) Marine species of the Sultanate of Oman p 412 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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