Epinephelus polystigma   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: Max length 38.0 cm SL (male/unsexed).

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8.

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

Synonym (s)
Epinephelus australis (Castelnau, 1875)
(Junior synonym)
Epinephelus rahanus Popta, 1918
(Junior synonym)
Epinephelus summana (non Forsskal, 1775)
(Misapplied name)
Serranus australis Castelnau, 1875
(Junior synonym)
Serranus polystigma Bleeker, 1853
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• White Dotted Grouper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(Presumably coastal development and mangrove destruction are major threats.)

Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajan, PT (2003) A field guide to marine food fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, 234/4, AJC Bose Road, 2nd MSO Building, (13th Floor), Nizam Palace, Kolkata-700 020 260 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/

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