Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 35 Issue 1&2

On the validity of a perch Epinephelus angularis (Pisces : Serranidae).


Based on the descriptions and figures of earlier authors there is no basis for treating Epinephelus angularis as synonym of areolata. The present study suggests that angularis of Day (1875) with emarginate caudal, large and less number of spots on the body and maxillary extending to below middle of pupil is a valid species.

Date : 31-10-1993