WoRMS taxon details

Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828)

218199  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218199)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Found over a wide range of habitats like seagrass beds and outer reef slopes (Ref. 5213); in the South China Sea, it is...  
Description Found over a wide range of habitats like seagrass beds and outer reef slopes (Ref. 5213); in the South China Sea, it is also found on mud bottoms. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans (mainly stomatopods and crabs). Sexual transition from female to male occurs between 35-45 cm, but not all females change sex. @E. chlorostigma@ is closely related and very similar to @E. polylepis@ and @E. gabriellae@ which seem to replace it in the northwestern Indian Ocean. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218199 on 2018-06-20
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-10 12:24:45Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Randall, J.E. (1992). Red Sea Reef Fishes. Immel Publishing. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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

source of synonymy  (ofEpinephelus geoffroyi Klunzinger) Randall, J.E. (1992). Red Sea Reef Fishes. Immel Publishing. [details]   

basis of record  (ofSerranus assabensis Giglioli, 1889) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSerranus chlorostigma Valenciennes, 1828) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSerranus geoffroyi Klunzinger, 1870) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSerranus reevesii Richardson, 1846) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSerranus areolatus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSerranus celebicus multipunctatus Kossmann & Räuber, 1877) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Found over a wide range of habitats like seagrass beds and outer reef slopes (Ref. 5213); in the South China Sea, it is also found on mud bottoms. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans (mainly stomatopods and crabs). Sexual transition from female to male occurs between 35-45 cm, but not all females change sex. @E. chlorostigma@ is closely related and very similar to @E. polylepis@ and @E. gabriellae@ which seem to replace it in the northwestern Indian Ocean. [details]

Remark Frequently confused with E. Areolatus, Randall<307>. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English brownspotted grouper  [details]
Japanese ホウセキハタ  [details]