Common name of Epinephelus sexfasciatus
Common name Lapu-lapu
Language Tagalog
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Philippines
Locality Zambales; Tayabas Bay (Ref, 47588).
Ref. Herre, A.W.C.T. and A.F. Umali, 1948
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks Lapu-lapu: refers to the Filipino national hero, who slew Magellan. Note that this common name is used for all groupers occurring in Philippine waters. Also spelled 'lapo-lapo'.
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
Checked by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
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