Epinephelus modestus   Gilchrist & Thompson  1909 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body uniformly brown, lighter below.

A fairly small serranid fish. Preopercular edge finely serrated, the serrae coarser at angle; operculum with 3 flat spines, the spines equidistant. Teeth in 4 or 5 rows in upper jaw with an outer enlarged series, in 2 rows on sides of lower jaw; canines small. Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 14 or 15 soft rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 9 or 10 soft rays. Caudal fin truncate. Scales ctenoid on body, cycloid on head.

Synonym (s)
Epinephelus modestus Gilchrist & Thompson 1909

Common Name (s)
• Modest Rockcod (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Off Kerala Coast INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp 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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