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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Plectropomus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plectropomus areolatus Squaretail coralgrouper Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1830
Plectropomus laevis Blacksaddled coralgrouper Indo-Pacific 125 TL 1801
Plectropomus leopardus Leopard coralgrouper Western Pacific 120 SL 1802
Plectropomus maculatus Spotted coralgrouper Western Pacific 125 TL 1790
Plectropomus oligacanthus Highfin coralgrouper Indo-West Pacific 75 TL 1855
Plectropomus pessuliferus Roving coralgrouper Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1904
Plectropomus punctatus Marbled coralgrouper Western Indian Ocean 96 TL 1824



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