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Marine spacies of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Coral hind

Binomial name: Cephalopholis miniata, Peter Forsskål, 1775

Cephalopholis miniata, known commonly as the coral hind, is a species of marine fish in the family Serranidae. Other names include miniatus grouper, miniata grouper, coral or blue-spot rockcod, vermilion seabass, and coral grouper.

The coral hind is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific area, including Durban, South Africa, the Red Sea, and Line Islands.

The coral hind is a medium size fish and can reach a maximum size of 50 cm length.

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Scientific classification

Cephalopholis miniata

Common names

  • English: Coral hind


  • Cephalopholis boninius, David Starr Jordan & Joseph Cheesman Thompson (1914)
  • Cephalopholis formosanus, Tanaka (1911)
  • Cephalopholis maculatus, Alvin Seale & Barton Appler Bean (1907)
  • Serranus perguttatus, Charles Walter De Vis (1884)
  • Serranus cyanostigmoides, Pieter Bleeker (1849)
  • Pomacentrus burdi, Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1802)
  • Serranus miniatus, Peter Forsskål (1775)
  • Cephalopholis miniata, Peter Forsskål (1775)
  • Cephalopholis miniatus, Peter Forsskål (1775)
  • Epinephelus miniatus, Peter Forsskål (1775)
  • Perca miniata, Peter Forsskål (1775)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Cephalopholis miniata in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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