Trachypoma macracanthus Günther, 1859
Toadstool groper
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Anthiinae
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 45 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Ventral border of preopercle with strong antrorse spines (Ref. 40817).
Biology:  Inhabits rock reef (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.01.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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