Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 117

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Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)   —Brown-marbled grouper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Tigak Islands , Kavieng , New Ireland by Wright & Richards (1985: 73); specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and collected by Barry C. Russell on 14 and 21 June 2014; a specimen observed at Nemto Island, New Hanover, 1–50 m depth, St. T 23, on 7 Nov. 2006, by Gerald R. Allen.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Found on coral reefs (juveniles in seagrass beds), 0–60 m depth. Marine.