Plectorhinchus gaterinus   (Forsskal,  1775) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Adults silvery with spots; small juveniles with stripes.
Flesh not highly esteemed due to iodoform taste.

Synonym (s)
Gaterin gaterinus (Forsskal, 1775)
Plectorhynchus gaterinus (Forsskal, 1775)
Plectorinchus gaterinus (Forsskal, 1775)
Sciaena abumgaterin Forsskal, 1775
Sciaena gaterina Forsskal, 1775

Common Name (s)
• blackspotted grunt (English)
• blackspotted rubberlips (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, NGK (1995) Studies on some aspects of biology and ecology of coral reef fishes of Lakshadweep with observations on other coral reef ecosystems of India Mariculture Research under the Postgraduate Programme in Mariculture - Part 6 CMFRI Special Publication CMFRI 61 99-111 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Varghese, M; Manisseri, MK; Ramamurthy, N; Geetha, PM; Thomas, VJ and Gandhi, A (2011) Coral reef fishes of Gulf of Mannar, S.E of India Fishing Chimes CMFRI 31(1) 38-40 Available at - NIO, Goa

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