Checklist of serranid and epinephelid fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae & Epinephelidae) of India

Akhilesh, K V and Rajan, P T and Vineesh, N and Idrees Babu, K K and Bineesh, K K and Muktha, M and Chellappan, Anulekshmi and Manjebrayakath, Hashim and Gladston, Y and Nashad, M (2021) Checklist of serranid and epinephelid fishes (Perciformes: Serranidae & Epinephelidae) of India. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 38. pp. 35-65.

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    Abstract

    We provide an updated checklist of fishes of the families Serranidae and Epinephelidae reported or listed from India, along with photographs. A total of 120 fishes in this group are listed as occurring in India based on published literature, of which 25 require further confirmation and validation. We confirm here the presence of at least 95 species in 22 genera occurring in Indian marine waters. The majority of the species belong to the grouper genus Epinephelus (41%), followed by Pseudanthias (15%) and Cephalopholis (13%). Most species (92%) found in India have been assessed globally either as Data Deficient (DD) or Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Since information on groupers from India is limited, there is an urgent need to document the diversity, ecology, life history, population status, and fisheries status of this group of fishes from the country.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: ichthyology, tropical marine fishes, groupers, seabasses, Indian Ocean, Andamans, conservation, threatened, endangered species.
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Seabass
    Demersal Fishes
    Demersal Fishes > Groupers
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 07:04
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 07:04
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15200

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