Tenspine grouper

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Tenspine grouper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Epinephelinae (groupers)
Genus: Hyporthodus
Species: E. exsul
Binomial name
Hyporthodus exsul
(Fowler, 1944)

The tenspine grouper (Hyporthodus exsul) is a species of marine fish, a grouper in the Serranidae family. It is found in the eastern central Pacific (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama), but is a very rare fish of which little information exists. Largest known specimen was 125 cm long.


  1. ^ Craig, M.T.; Choat, J.H.; Ferreira, B.; Bertoncini, A.A.; Rocha, L. & Heemstra, P.C. (2008). "Hyporthodus exsul". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 January 2016.