Cephalopholis microprion   (Bleeker,  1852) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Serranidae

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Description
Size: Max length 25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8-9.

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


Synonym (s)
Serranus microprion Bleeker, 1852
(Senior synonym)
Epinephelus microprion (Bleeker, 1852)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Freckled Grouper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(The primary threat to Cephalopholis microprion is overfishing.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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