Camouflage grouper

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Camouflage grouper
Epinephelus polyphekadion5.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Epinephelus
Species: E. polyphekadion
Binomial name
Epinephelus polyphekadion
(Bleeker, 1849)
Camouflage grouper
Epinephelus polyphekadion, large specimen from New Caledonia

The camouflage grouper (Epinephelus polyphekadion) is a species of marine fish in the family Serranidae.[2]

The camouflage grouper is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area from the eastern coast of Africa to the French Polynesia and it is also present in the Red Sea.[3]

This grouper is a medium-sized fish, it can grow up to 90 centimetres (35 in) length.[4]

Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, coral reefs, rocky shores, and coastal saline lagoons.

It is threatened by commercial and recreational fishing, including the life reef fish trade, and also habitat degradation of coral reefs.[5]


  1. ^ Russell, B., Situ, A. & Cornish, A. (Grouper & Wrasse Specialist Group) 2006. Epinephelus polyphekadion. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 19 October 2013.
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