WoRMS taxon details

Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède, 1801)

218260  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218260)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description A voracious piscivore inhabiting lagoon and seaward reefs in areas of rich coral growth. Feeds exclusively on fishes. The...  
Description A voracious piscivore inhabiting lagoon and seaward reefs in areas of rich coral growth. Feeds exclusively on fishes. The prey comprises a variety of large reef fishes, including groupers, and this diet of large fishes is responsible for the high concentrations of ciguatera toxins. Juveniles may mimic the pufferfish @Canthigaster valentini@.  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218260 on 2018-11-15
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 A voracious piscivore inhabiting lagoon and seaward reefs in areas of rich coral growth. Feeds exclusively on fishes. The prey comprises a variety of large reef fishes, including groupers, and this diet of large fishes is responsible for the high concentrations of ciguatera toxins. Juveniles may mimic the pufferfish @Canthigaster valentini@.  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English blacksaddled coralgrouper  [details]
Japanese コクハンアラ  [details]