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Epinephelus flavocaeruleus Blue and yellow grouper


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lexID:
3718 
AphiaID:
218203 
Scientific:
Epinephelus flavocaeruleus 
German:
Zackenbarsch 
English:
Blue And Yellow Grouper 
Category:
Groupers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelus (Genus) > flavocaeruleus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lacepède ), 1802 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, (the) Maldives, Bali, Comores, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Pakistan, Réunion , Rodriguez, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Cargados Carajos Shoals, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
10 - 150 Meter 
Size:
up to 35.43" (90 cm) 
Weight:
15 kg 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Lobster, Rock lobster, Schrimps, Sepia, Shrimps 
Tank:
2199.78 gal (~ 10000L) 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
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Last edit:
2019-12-20 21:36:24 

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Epinephelus flavocaeruleus is a grouper from the Indian Ocean that occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 90cm in length. Juveniles inhabit shallow reefs while adults are found on deeper reefs. Feeds on a variety of fishes, crabs, shrimps, spiny lobsters, squids.

Synonyms:
Bodianus macrocephalus (Lacepède, 1802)
Cynichthys flavopurpuratus (Bennett, 1830)
Epinephelus flavo-caeruleus (Lacepède, 1802)
Epinephelus flavocoeruleus (Lacepède, 1802)
Holocentrus caerulescens (Shaw, 1803)
Holocentrus flavocaeruleus (Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus gymnosus (Lacepède, 1802)
Perca flavopurpurea (Bennett, 1830)
Serranus borbonicus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Serranus borbonius (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Serranus flavocaeruleus (Lacepède, 1802)
Serranus flavocoeruleus (Lacepède, 1802)

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