Epinephelus coioides (Hamilton 1822),

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 coioides (Hamilton 1822)


Epinephelus coioides (Hamilton 1822)  —Orange-spotted grouper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Epinephelus suillus  by Kailola (1987b: 232); subsequently reported from Lihir Group , Namatamai District , New Ireland by Fry et al. (2006: 130). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and collected by Barry C. Russell on 7 and 28 June 2014.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 5.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa and western Mascarenes east to Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in various reef-associated habitats, including estuaries, 0–100 m depth. Transitional water and marine.