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Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus


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lexID:
3485 
AphiaID:
218247 
Scientific:
Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus 
German:
Weißflecken Zackenbarsch 
English:
Ocellated Rockcod, Ocellated Rock-cod, Small-spotted Cod, Small-spotted Rock Cod, Small-spotted Rock-cod, White-spotted Grouper, White-spotted Reef-cod , Whitespotted Rockcod, White-spotted Rockcod  
Category:
Havbarser 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelus (Genus) > coeruleopunctatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bloch, ), 1790 
Occurrence:
Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Réunion , Hong Kong, Irak, Wake Atoll, Kiribati, Mayotte, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Quatar, Mozambique, India, Iran, Vietnam, Kuwait, Tansania, Saudi Arabia, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Andamanhavet, Australien, Bahrain, Fiji, Filippinerne, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Seychellerne, Sri Lanka, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu  
Sea depth:
2 - 65 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Hummer, Skaldyr, Små fisk, Stenhummer 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2011-01-02 20:15:17 

Husbandry

(Bloch, 1790)

Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific and ranges from East Africa south to East London (South Africa) and east to Tonga. It is unknown from the Red Sea, but it does occur in the Persian Gulf. A record from northwestern Australia is doubtful. It is closely related to, and is often confused with, three other white-spotted species: Epinephelus ongus, Epinephelus summana, and Epinephelus corallicola.

Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus is a reef-associated species that occurs in rocky or coral-rich areas of deep lagoons, channels and outer reef slopes; usually in or near caves. It is often found in greater abundances on fringing and intermediate reefs relative to barrier reefs. Whitespotted grouper occurs along mid-shelf reef slopes. Juveniles are found in mangroves and tide pools. In areas where populations assessments have been conducted, the species appears to be generally rare in most reef areas, but appears to prefer outer reef to lagoon areas. E. coeruleopunctatus is reported to be found in caves (among other reef habitats) along the Queensland portion of the Great Barrier Reef.

Synonyms:
Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790)
Epinephelus caerulopunctatus (Bloch, 1790)
Epinephelus hoevenii (Bleeker, 1849)
Holocentrus coeruleopunctatus Bloch, 1790
Serranus alboguttatus Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus dermochirus Valenciennes, 1830
Serranus flavoguttatus Peters, 1855
Serranus hoevenii Bleeker, 1849
Serranus kunhardtii Bleeker, 1851

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelinae (Subfamily) > Epinephelus (Genus) > Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Species)


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