Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Serranidae > Genus: Epinephelus > Species: Epinephelus marginatus

Dusky grouper - Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements
Natura 2000 species code 3021


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cerna Maltese Fishbase
Cernia Italian Fishbase
Cernia bruna Italian Fishbase
Dusky grouper English Fishbase
Dusky sea perch English Fishbase
Epinefel gigant Romanian Fishbase
Granik wielki Polish Fishbase
Kirnja Serbian Fishbase
Manann Maltese Fishbase
Mero Portuguese Fishbase
Mero legitimo Portuguese Fishbase
Mero moreno Spanish Fishbase
Mero-legítimo Portuguese Fishbase
Mérou noir French Fishbase
Riesen-Zackenbarsch German Fishbase
Rophós Greek Fishbase
Sari hani ortoz Serbian Fishbase
Tandbaars Dutch Fishbase
Tummameriahven Finnish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Holocentrus gigas (Brünnich, 1768)
Serranus gigas (Brünnich, 1768)
Cerna gigas Bonaparte, 1833
Serranus marginatus Lowe, 1834
Serranus fimbriatus Lowe, 1838
Serranus aspersus Jenyns, 1840
Serranus cernioides Capello, 1868
Epinephelus brachysoma Cope, 1871
Epinephelus gigas (Brünnich, 1768)
Epinephelus guaza (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Serranus guaza (non Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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