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Gracila albomarginata

(Fowler & Bean 1930)

Gracila albomarginata was originally described as Cephalopholis albomarginata by Fowler & Bean in 1930. It belongs to the family Serranidae and subfamily Epinephelinae. It is commonly known as Masked grouper but has many other common names such as Thinspine rockcod in Australia, Tatesuji-hata in Japan, Lapu-lapu in Philippines, Red-edged rockcod in South Africa, Garoupa de bordo in Mozambique. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   albomarginata
AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.]
AuthorNI   Fowler & Bean
Qualification   ---
Year   1930
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae
Genus   Gracila
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Subfamily   Epinephelinae
Genus   Gracila
Original Name   Cephalopholis        
Taxon Name   albomarginatus
Original Combination   Cephalopholis albomarginatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Cephalopholis albomarginatus
OriginalSubGenus   Cephalopholis
Original Author   Fowler & Bean
Original AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1930
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Epinephelinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Danawan Island, vicinity of Sibuko Bay, Borneo [Sabah, Malaysia, ca. 4°18'28 N, 118°51'56 E].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 89985
Page   235
Illustrations   Fig. 11

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Gracila albomarginata
Current Species   albomarginata
Current Genus Gracila
Current AuthorWI Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.]
Current AuthorNI   Fowler & Bean
Current Year   1930
Current Family Serranidae
Current Subfamily
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 6 to 120 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Gracila albomarginata  (Fowler & Bean 1930). Serranidae: Epinephelinae.
Name History   •Valid as Cephalopholis albomarginatus Fowler & Bean 1930 -- (Ma & Craig 2018:454 [ref. 36100]). •Valid as Gracila albomarginata (Fowler & Bean 1930) -- (Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:127 [ref. 6441], Heemstra & Randall 1986:534 [ref. 5667], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1988:13 [ref. 9299], Paxton et al. 1989:499 [ref. 12442] as albomarginatus, Winterbottom et al. 1989:26 [ref. 13251], Lee 1990:59 [ref. 19830], Randall et al. 1990:116 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:286 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:254 [ref. 21042], Allen 1997:90 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:102 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:116 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:116 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:201 [ref. 24106], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2530 [ref. 24815], Allen 2000:86 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:710 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:610 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:190 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:262 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:710 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:31 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:621 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:12 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:164 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:348 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2009:47 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:385 [ref. 31242], Craig et al. 2011:260 [ref. 31786], Allen & Erdmann 2012:281 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:257 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:62 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2017:89 [ref. 35490] as Gracilla, Fricke et al. 2019:120 [ref. 36673]).

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albomarginatus Gracila albomarginatus (Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.] 1930)Synonym
okinawae Gracila okinawae Katayama [M.] 1974Synonym
polleni Gracila polleni (Bleeker [P.] 1868)Synonym
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