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Epinephelus costae Goldblotch grouper

Epinephelus costaeis commonly referred to as Goldblotch grouper. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Spitzkopf-Zackenbarsch, Epinephelus costae

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lexID:
4547 
AphiaID:
127034 
Scientific:
Epinephelus costae 
German:
Gestreifter Zackenbarsch 
English:
Goldblotch Grouper 
Category:
Groupers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelus (Genus) > costae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Steindachner, ), 1878 
Occurrence:
Gambia, Tunesien, Benin, Ghana, Straße von Gibralta, West Sahara, the Black Sea, Algeria, Angola, Balearic Islands, Cameroon, Congo, East-Atlantic Ocean, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, European Coasts, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Portugal, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, the Mediterranean Sea, Togo, West Africa 
Sea depth:
1 - 200 Meter 
Size:
up to 55.12" (140 cm) 
Temperature:
64.4 °F - 75.2 °F (18°C - 24°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Lobster, Rock lobster, Sepia, Snails 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-07-29 22:25:12 

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(Steindachner, 1878)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Records of Epinephelus alexandrinus from Madeira are apparently based on misidentifications of Myctoperca fusca.

Biology
Found on sand, mud or rock bottoms.
Juveniles form small groups.
Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and fish.
Does not adapt well in aquariums.

Synonymised taxa:
Cerna catalonica Gilbert, 1913
Cerna chrysotaenia Döderlein, 1882
Epinephelus chrysotaenia (Döderlein, 1882)
Epinephelus zaslavskii Poll, 1949
Plectropoma fasciatus Costa, 1844
Serranus chrysotaenia Döderlein, 1882
Serranus costae Steindachner, 1878

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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