Coral hind

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Coral hind
Coral grouper.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Cephalopholis
Species: C. miniata
Binomial name
Cephalopholis miniata
(Forsskål, 1775)
  • Serranus miniatus, Forsskål, 1775
  • Cephalopholis miniata, 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.[2]

The coral hind is a medium size fish and can reach a maximum size of 50 centimetres (20 in) length.[3]



  • Fishery: small trading


  1. ^ Cabanban, A.S.; Kulbicki, M.; Fennessy, S.; Heemstra, P.C. & Yeeting, B. (2008). "Cephalopholis miniata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved May 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  2. ^ "Distribution of Cephalopholis miniata". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cephalopholis miniata (Forsskål, 1775)". FishBase. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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