Species: Epinephelus analogus, Spotted grouper, Spotted cabrilla
Epinephelus analogus Gill, 1863
Spotted cabrilla, Spotted grouper
Elongate, robust; gill rakers 26-28; rear margin of preopercle serrate, the lower limb smooth; dorsal fin X, 16-18; anal rays III, 8; pectoral rays 19-20; flank scales rough, with many small accessory scales; 53-69 lateral line scales.
Head and body tan to grey, with many small red- brown spots, pupil-sized on body, smaller on head and fins; four broad indistinct dark bars on upper half of side, extending onto dorsal fin. Juvenile with spots relatively larger, stronger bars.
A good-eating fish reported to reach 114 cm and 22.3 Kg.
Inhabits rocky reefs; also lives in shallow estuaries.
To at least 107 m depth.
Southern California to the Gulf of California to Peru, Galapagos, Cocos, Malpelo and the Revillagigedos.
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- Inshore Only
- Water Column Position
- Bottom only
- Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
- Sand & gravel
- Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
- Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
- Reef and soft bottom
- FishBase Habitat
- Reef Associated
- Feeding Group
- Bony fishes
- Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
- Egg Type
- Pelagic larva
- No data
- Global Endemism
- East Pacific endemic
- Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
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- Regional Endemism
- Continent + Island (s)
- TEP endemic
- Island (s)
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- Climate Zone
- Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
- Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
- Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
- North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California)
- South Temperate (Peruvian Province )
- IUCN Red List
- Least concern
- Not listed
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