Epinephelus polystigma (Bleeker 1853),

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 polystigma (Bleeker 1853)


Epinephelus polystigma (Bleeker 1853)  —White-dotted grouper

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Kavieng, New Ireland by Hamilton et al. (2005: 10).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Sumatra ( Indonesia) and Philippines east to Solomon Islands, south to northern Queensland ( Australia). Solitary estuaries and mangrove area, 1–4 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water.