Epinephelus erythrurus   (Valenciennes,  1828) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 25.2 cm - 45.0 cm

Color: Body olive to reddish brown with large irregular white patches; two dark stripes across cheek and operculum; a dark streak at upper edge of maxillary groove; median and ventral fins mottled; pectoral light brown.

Body depth 3.2, 3.1 in length with caudal. eye 4.7, 1.0 in snout. head pointed, the dorsal profile nearly straight; snout short; interorbital space almost flat; maxillary reaching to below hind border of orbit. Subopercle and interopercle with a few small serrae. Membrane of spinous dorsal fin slightly incised; second anal fin spine longer than third. Caudal fin rounded.

Synonym (s)
Epinephelus townsendi Boulenger, 1898
Serranus erythrurus Valenciennes, 1828

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal


• Goa, Grand Island INDIA (Record: 01/2002-04/2002, 09/2002-12/2002) (Depth: 2-12 mts)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island INDIA (Record: 01/2002-04/2002, 09/2002-12/2002) (Depth: 3-16 mts)
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA (Record: 01/2002-04/2002, 09/2002-12/2002) (Depth: 3-11 mts)
• Kerala, Enayam INDIA (Record: 01/2002-04/2002, 09/2002-12/2002) (Depth: 10-14 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Shoal Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sluka, RD and Lazarus, S (2010) Grouper (Pisces: Serranidae) relative abundance and diversity on the west coast of India Marine Biodiversity Records Cambridge University Press 3 1-3 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755267210000606
  • 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
  • Rao, DV; Rajan, PT and Devi K (1992) New records of groupers (Family: Serranidae) and cardinal fishes (Family: Apogonidae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman science association, Port Blair 8(1) 47-52 Available at - NIO, Goa

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