Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790)

Megarajan, Sekhar (2017) Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790). In: Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 273-279. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    The giant grouper is characterized by its huge adult size, robust body, body depth of about 2.3- 3.4 times of standard length (SL). Head length is 2.2-2.7 times in standard length, inter-orbital area is flat to slightly convex, preopercle is rounded. Eyes small; eye diameter 5.8-14 in head length; maxilla reaches past vertical at rear edge of eye; mid-lateral part of lower jaw is with 2 or 3 rows of teeth (for 20-25 cm SL fish) and increasing to 15-16 rows in a fish of 177 cm standard length. Gill rakers of juveniles are 8-10 on upper limb, 14-17 on lower limb; rudiments in adults are difficult to distinguish from the bony plates covering the gill arch.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Demersal Fishes > Groupers
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 06:06
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 06:06
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14913

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