Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37311059

Species Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828)

Brown-Spotted Grouper, Brownspotted Grouper, Coral Grouper


Randall & Heemstra (1991) indicated that this species was not found in Australia and earlier records of the species from Australia are thought to be misidentifications. Andrawartha & Tuma (2007) included a photograph of the species from northern Australia.




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

North West Shelf, WA to Evans Shoal and Blackwood Shoals, Timor Sea, NT; some Australian records not documented and need confirmation; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

4–280 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
30-Sep-2019 SERRANIDAE 04-Feb-2019 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett
03-Dec-2012 03-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED