Report on Rare Occurrence of Queensland Grouper, Ephinephelus Lanceolatus, (Bloch, 1790) From Cuddalore Waters, South East Coast Of India

  • B. Sureandiran, M.A. Badhul Haq, Khangembam Brajamani Meetei K. Karuppasamy


The giant grouper also recognized as the Queensland grouper or brindle grouper is one of the largest extent species of bony fish.  A single specimen of Giant grouper which is the Queensland grouper occurrence was noted from Annankoil fish landing centre, parangipettai, Cuddalore waters, Southeast coast of India during March 2019. Based on the key identification characters likehaving tubules on lateral-line scales with four to six radiating branches; cycloid scales on the lateral sides of the body; this species is identified as Ephinephelus lanceolatus. The morphometric and characteristics of the recorded specimen is also described and calculated along with the percentage of Total Length. However previously this species has no proper morphometric records also this recorded from the limited areas around the world along with this the extension range distribution of this species to this Coromandel coastal region is fully discussed here.