Species Details

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Foursaddle grouper   

Common Name: Foursaddle grouper
Scientific Name: Epinephelus spilotoceps
Local Name: Asdhaanu faana
Dhivehi Name: އަސްދާނު ފާނަ
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Perciformes  (Order)
Serranidae  (Family)
Epinephelus   (Genus)

Foursaddle grouper's description

Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 14-16 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 rays. Pectoral fin with 17-19 rays. Body depth 3.1-3.6 in standard length. Dorsal head profile convex. Inter-orbital area flat to concave. Caudal peduncle depth distinctly less than length of second anal spine. Caudal fin rounded. Body scales ctenoid except for those on belly. Colour is Brownish. Body covered with dark spots forming a pale mesh. Front of head with small dark spots.3 or 4 dark dorsal blotches (first at base of last dorsal spine, last on caudal peduncle). ASDASDASDASDASDASDASD

Foursaddle grouper's facts


Foursaddle grouper's Behavior & Ecology


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Foursaddle grouper's Conservation


Foursaddle grouper's Relationship with Humans


Foursaddle grouper habitat

This species inhabits shallow coral reefs, primarily in lagoonal patch reefs, the upper slopes of channels and outer reef margins. It primarily occurs in these habitats in insular, rather than continental areas (Heemstra and Randall 1993). In the Maldives, it was observed primarily on rubble patches, mainly near edges and adjacent to areas of high coral relief rather than out in the open (Sluka and Reichenbach 1996). Its maximum total length is 31 cm (Allen and Erdmann 2012).

Foursaddle grouper threats

Fishing is not known to be driving global-level declines at this time.

Foursaddle grouper's status