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Plectropomus pessuliferus  (Fowler, 1904)

Roving coralgrouper
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Philippines country information

Common names: Lapu-lapu
Occurrence: questionable
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: live export: yes;
Comments: Reported from Tubbataha Reefs (Ref. 53416). Not reported in Ref. 5222, 39231, occurrence needs verification.
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: World Wide Fund for Nature (Philippines), 2004
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Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Epinephelinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5222)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 63 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 25 - 147 m (Ref. 5222)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 22°S, 32°E - 173°W (Ref. 5222)

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, Zanzibar, Maldives, St. Brandon's Shoals, Sri Lanka, Chagos, Nazareth Bank, Sumatra, and Fiji. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797). Subspecies, Plectropomus pessuliferus marisburi occurs in the Red Sea, while Plectropomus pessuliferus pessuliferus from the rest of the Indo-Pacific region (Ref. 3150). Often misidentified as Plectropomus maculatus.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An uncommon species (Ref. 9710) found in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs. In the Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253). Solitary (Ref 90102).

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5078 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.2   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Tmax=19)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High to very high vulnerability (71 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high