Occurrence of three red listed species of Epinephelus (Perciformes: Serranidae) on Digha coast, India

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P. Yennawar
P. Tudu
A. Mohapatra


During routine efforts to maintain diversity in the public aquarium of the Marine Aquarium & regional Center, Digha, of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), the authors encountered three more species of the Genus Epinephelus which after thorough literature survey were found to be not reported earlier from this area though listed in IUCN Red list of threatened fauna. Epinephelus coioides (Hamilton, 1822) Orange Spotted Grouper, Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790) Brindle Grouper and Epinephelus latifasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) Striped Grouper are the first time reports from Digha Coast.

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