Epinephelus magniscuttis Postel, Fourmanoir & Guézé 1963,

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: 118

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Epinephelus magniscuttis Postel, Fourmanoir & Guézé 1963


Epinephelus magniscuttis Postel, Fourmanoir & Guézé 1963  —Speckled grouper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by Kailola (1987b: 229); 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.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 5.—General distribution: South Africa and western Mascarenes east to Philippines, Fiji and Tonga, south to eastern Australia and New Caledonia. Found on deep reefs, 50–300 m depth. Marine.