A Queensland Groper, Epinephelus lanceolatus, at Main Beach South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, August Source: Deb Aston / Preferred Scientific Name; Epinephelus lanceolatus. Preferred Common Name; giant grouper. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom. Characteristics of the giant grouper, Epinephelus lanceolatus. Common names: Giant grouper, Queensland grouper. Size and age: cm TL; max. published.

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Adults are greyish-brown with a mottled pattern and darker fins, while small secretive juveniles are yellow with dark broad irregular bars and irregular dark spots on the fins.

Widespread in the Indo-Pacific, including the Red Sea.

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A solitary species found in lagoons and on seawards reefs. Considered rare throughout its range. There have been unconfirmed reports of fatal attacks on humans, and the flesh of large individuals may contain ciguatera. Western Australian Museum pp. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Fishes of Christmas Island. Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, pp.

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Serranus magnificus Macleaya junior synonym of Epinephelus lanceolatus Bloch Teleostei: Australian National Parks Vol.

,anceolatus annotated and illustrated catalogue of grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54 3.

Reef and shore fishes of Sweers Island, Gulf of Carpentaria.

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New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. University of Hawaii Press pp. Revision of Indo-Pacific groupers Perciformes: Epinephelinaewith descriptions of five new species. Families Polyprionidae, Serranidae and Callanthiidae. Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast.


Reed New Holland pp. Special Publication Series 1: Downloaded on 10 October Cite this page as: Bray, Epinephelus lanceolatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 01 Janhttp: Biology May form spawning aggregations. Fisheries Commonly found in the live fish trade in Asia. Considered to be under threat from fishing pressure in most lancdolatus of its range. Fish reared in aquaculture operations are increasingly being sold in the live fish trade.

Giant grouper – Wikipedia

Protected species in Queensland. Remarks There have been unconfirmed reports of fatal attacks on humans, and the flesh of large individuals may contain ciguatera. Species Citation Holocentrus lanceolatus Bloch,Naturg. Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Canberra.

Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54 3 Johnson, J.

Species Image Gallery prev next. Commonly found in the live fish trade in Asia.

Holocentrus lanceolatus Bloch,Naturg.