WoRMS taxon details

Epinephelus polyphekadion (Bleeker, 1849)

218197  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218197)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Usually found in clear water on coral reefs, either lagoons or outer reefs. Most abundant at islands, particularly atolls....  
Description Usually found in clear water on coral reefs, either lagoons or outer reefs. Most abundant at islands, particularly atolls. It occurs ar depths of 2 to over 46 m. Feeds mainly on crustaceans (portunid crabs) and fishes, sometimes on cephalopods and gastropods. Several of this species are ciguatoxic at Enewetak and Bikini in the Marshall Islands. Found usually in small schools, especially in the Tuamoto atolls. Also caught with harpoons and spearguns. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Epinephelus polyphekadion (Bleeker, 1849). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218197 on 2018-11-14
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (HKRMS) To, W. L. (2009). The biology, fishery of groupers (family: Serranidae) in Hong Kong and adjacent waters, and implications for management. PhD thesis. The University of Hong Kong. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Usually found in clear water on coral reefs, either lagoons or outer reefs. Most abundant at islands, particularly atolls. It occurs ar depths of 2 to over 46 m. Feeds mainly on crustaceans (portunid crabs) and fishes, sometimes on cephalopods and gastropods. Several of this species are ciguatoxic at Enewetak and Bikini in the Marshall Islands. Found usually in small schools, especially in the Tuamoto atolls. Also caught with harpoons and spearguns. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English smalltooth grouper [from synonym]camouflage grouper  [details]
Japanese マダラハタ  [details]