|Scientific Name:||Epinephelus corallicola (Valenciennes, 1828)|
Serranus altivelioides Bleeker, 1849
Serranus corallicola Valenciennes, 1828
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Rhodes, K., Russell, B., Pollard, D., Kulbicki, M., Heemstra, P.C. & Samoilys, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Sadovy, Y. & Moss, K. (Grouper and Wrasse Red List Authority)|
There is insufficient information to make an informed assessment of Epinephelus corallicola.
|Range Description:||Epinephelus corallicola is a western Pacific species that is found in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales), and eastward to the Solomon and Mariana Islands, including Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Christmas Island, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, and Palau. Possibly it also occurs in Timor. It occurs occasionally in northern New Caledonia (Allen in press). Adults are often misidentified as Epinephelus macrospilos.|
Native:Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Christmas Island; Guam; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Micronesia, Federated States of ; Myanmar; New Caledonia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Pacific – northwest; Pacific – western central
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Nothing is known about the population of Epinephelus corallicola within its range.
Less than 1% of the catch in the Pohnpei fishery (Rhodes and Tupper 2007). Low abundance within marine protected areas in Sabah (Cabanban pers. comm.).
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||General|
Epinephelus corallicola is a reef-associated species common in shallow silty reefs, sometimes in estuarine areas, but also found on clear outer reef slopes.
The ovary was well developed in an examined fish of 30 cm SL.
|Major Threat(s):||The greatest threat to Epinephelus corallicola is overfishing by the life reef food fish trade and small-scale commercial fishers. Global warming may affect coral reef habitat, providing a second level of threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||No specific conservation measures are in place for Epinephelus corallicola, although it occurs within marine protected areas within its range. There are size and bag limits for serranids within the Great Barrier Reef (northern Queensland).|
|Citation:||Rhodes, K., Russell, B., Pollard, D., Kulbicki, M., Heemstra, P.C. & Samoilys, M. 2008. Epinephelus corallicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T132763A3444891.Downloaded on 25 September 2018.|
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