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Cephalopholis polyspila  Randall & Satapoomin, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Epinephelinae
Etymology: Cephalopholis: Greek, kephale = head + Greek, pholis = scale (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m (Ref. 89707), usually 3 - 13 m (Ref. 41648).   Tropical, preferred ?; 8°N - 0°N, 94°E - 99°E (Ref. 89707)

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Eastern Indian Ocean.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41648)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Characterized by brown color with six distinct dark bars; head, body and fins with numerous small, black-edged blue spots; body scales ctenoid, including abdomen; greatest depth of body 2.7-3.0 in SL; rounded caudal fin; pelvic fins, 2.0-2.3 in head length (Ref. 90102); dorsal profile of head convex with slight indentation above posterior edge of orbit; snout length 4.0-4.3 in HL; orbit diameter 4.7-6.2 in HL; interorbital width 8.2-10.0 in HL; caudal peduncle depth 3.1-3.5 in HL (Ref. 089707).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary, reef-associated (Ref 90102) found in mixed coral and rubble (Ref. 089707).

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Randall, J.E. and U. Satapoomin, 2000. Cephalopholis polyspila, a new species of grouper (Perciformes: Serranidae:Epinephelinae) from southwestern Thailand and Sumatra. Phuket Mar. Biol. Cent. Res. Bull. 63:1-8. (Ref. 41648)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00533 - 0.02473), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .