Epinephelus tauvina (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: 119

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Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Greasy grouper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng, New Ireland by Munro (1958: 161); a video of a specimen taken at Pochol Island, east of New Hanover, at 6–7 m depth, St. KD62, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall, Line and Pitcairn islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. Found in clear water of coastal, lagoon and seaward coral reefs, 1–20 m depth. Marine.