Animal Species:Whitespotted Grouper, Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790)

The Whitespotted Grouper is grey-brown with large white blotches and small white spots on the head, body and dorsal fin.

Standard Common Name

Whitespotted Grouper

Alternative Name/s

Ocellated Rock-cod, Ocellated Rockcod, Small-spotted Cod, Small-spotted Rock-cod, White-spotted Rockcod

Size range

The species grows to 60 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-west-central-Pacific.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus

Classification

Species:
coeruleopunctatus
Genus:
Epinephelus
Family:
Serranidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Whitespotted Grouper, Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus, Serranidae, fishes, ichthyology, grey, white, spots, blotches, Serrandae,