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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Plectropomus

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Plectropomus areolatus (Rüppell, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Plectropomus areolatus
[Squaretail coralgrouper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Plectropomus laevis (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectropomus laevis
[Blacksaddled coralgrouper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm SL
Plectropomus leopardus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectropomus leopardus
[Leopard coralgrouper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Plectropomus maculatus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Plectropomus maculatus
[Spotted coralgrouper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Plectropomus oligacanthus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectropomus oligacanthus
[Highfin coralgrouper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Plectropomus pessuliferus (Fowler, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Plectropomus pessuliferus
[Roving coralgrouper]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 96 cm TL
Plectropomus punctatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectropomus punctatus
[Marbled coralgrouper]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plectropomus areolatus Squaretail coralgrouper Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1830
Plectropomus laevis Blacksaddled coralgrouper Indo-Pacific 125 TL 1801
Plectropomus leopardus Leopard coralgrouper Western Pacific 120 SL 1802
Plectropomus maculatus Spotted coralgrouper Western Pacific 125 TL 1790
Plectropomus oligacanthus Highfin coralgrouper Indo-West Pacific 75 TL 1855
Plectropomus pessuliferus Roving coralgrouper Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1904
Plectropomus punctatus Marbled coralgrouper Western Indian Ocean 96 TL 1824



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