Black-spotted grouper

The Black-spotted grouper lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 71 - 291 m environment.

Epinephelus malabaricus or Black-spotted grouper - Body color is light brown on the upper part o the body, belly and ventral side light grey. The body has 5 distinct broad dark brown oblique bars which tend to bend. More

Concern for the fate of the black-spotted grouper led in large part to the establishment of a marine protected area at the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand. More

black-spotted grouper is “lapu-lapu”. Abrera said it is difficult to differentiate one species of grouper from the other because of its ability to change colors. More

Common names

Black-dotted rock-cod in English
Black-spotted grouper in English
Black-spotted rockcod in English
bridled grouper in English
Broken-line grouper in English
Brown rockcod in English
Cá Mú hat - ta in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Song ch?m den in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Song chấm đen in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cabot aux yeux verts in French (français)
Cabot de fond in French (français)
Cabot grosse écaille in French (français)
Diri in French (français)
dotted grouper in English
Epinephelinae in Italian (Italiano)
Epinephelinae in Spanish (español)
Flowery cod in English
Garoupa in Portuguese (Português)
Garoupa bacalhau in Portuguese (Português)
Garoupa pálida in Portuguese (Português)
Gespikkelde-klipkabeljou in Afrikaans
Gisser in Sindhi (सिन्धी)
groupers in English
Hamoor-e-khat-shekasteh in Persian (‫فارسی)
Hamour in Arabic (‫العربية)
Hohosujihata in Japanese (日本語)
Huk-dim-paan in Cantonese
Huk-dim-paan in Chinese (中文)
Kertang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kirnja in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Komon-hata in Japanese (日本語)
Lapu-lapu in Kapampangan
Lapu-lapu in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Lapu-lapu in Surigaonon
Lapu-lapu in Tagalog
Lokos in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Mero bacalao in Spanish (español)
Mero embridado in Spanish (español)
Mero pálido in Spanish (español)
Mérou bride in French (français)
Mérou grandes écailles in French (français)
Mérou pâle in French (français)
Mwananuya in Misima-Paneati
Nambo in Baluchi
nero in Catalan (Català)
Petit nègre in French (français)
rockcod in English
Speckled grouper in English
Speckled rockcod in English
Spotted grouper in English
Spottedback grouper in English
Tandbaarzen in Dutch (Nederlands)
Threeline rockcod in English
Vieille saint-sillac in French (français)
三線石斑魚 in Mandarin Chinese
三线石斑鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
小紋石斑魚 in Mandarin Chinese
小纹石斑鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
星点石斑鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
星點石斑魚 in Mandarin Chinese
石斑 in Mandarin Chinese
过鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
過魚 in Mandarin Chinese
頰條石斑魚 in Mandarin Chinese
颊条石斑鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
鱠 in Mandarin Chinese
鲙 in Mandarin Chinese
볼줄바리 in Korean (한국어)
점줄우럭 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Epinephelus
Species : Epinephelus epistictus
Authority : Temminck and Schlegel,1842