Malabar Grouper

Epinephelus malabaricus

Epinephelus malabaricus (Malabar Grouper)
Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Perciformes
        • Serranidae
          • Epinephelus malabaricus
Distribution
Distribution map: Epinephelus malabaricus (Malabar Grouper)

Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sfresh to seawater
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S0.0-150.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Samphidromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Sdepends
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
Syes
Handling
Farming frequency:
143 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sno

Farming remarks

Epinephelus malabaricus
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce0

Epinephelus malabaricus is a highly valued fish in Asian markets, farmed commercially in ponds and net cages. Its great potential comes from easy rearing, fast growth to commercial size, and excellent texture and flavour of its flesh. There are no FAO aquaculture statistics referring to E. malabaricus, and in general there is limited information on current farming conditions making it difficult to assess this species' potential in aquaculture. Several biological aspects such as reproduction without manipulation, sensitivity to handling, and humane slaughter are limiting welfare.





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