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Epinephelus aeneus

Epinephelus aeneusis commonly referred to as White grouper. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.


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lexID:
4634 
AphiaID:
127032 
Scientific:
Epinephelus aeneus 
German:
Weißer Zackenbarsch 
English:
White Grouper 
Category:
Havbarser 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelus (Genus) > aeneus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, ), 1817 
Size:
60 cm - 120 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-14 22:38:16 

Info

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: along the west coast of Africa to southern Angola, including the southern (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Eastern Atlantic: along the west coast of Africa to southern Angola, including the southern Mediterranean.
Records from the Canary Islands and Cape Verde are unsubstantiated.

Biology
Adults are found on rocky or mud-sand bottom; juveniles have been taken in coastal lagoons and estuaries.
In the west African waters, diet comprise of fishes, stomatopods, crabs and cephalopods (10%). It is a protogynous hermaphrodite.
The seasonal migration of the species off the coast of Senegal is influenced by the seasonal upwelling off Senegal and Mauritania. Utilized fresh and smoked.
Highly esteemed in the market of West Africa.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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