Roving coralgrouper

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Roving coralgrouper
Plectropomus pessuliferus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Plectropomus
Species: P. pessuliferus
Binomial name
Plectropomus pessuliferus
(Fowler, 1904)

The roving coralgrouper (Plectropomus pessuliferus) is a species of fish in the Serranidae family. It is found at reefs in the Indo-Pacific and reaches 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) in length.[1] This carnivorous fish sometimes engages in cooperative hunting with the giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus).[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Plectropomus pessuliferus" in FishBase. May 2012 version.
  2. ^ Bshary R, Hohner A, Ait-el-Djoudi K, Fricke H (Dec 2006). "Interspecific communicative and coordinated hunting between groupers and giant moray eels in the Red Sea". PLoS Biol. 4 (12): e431. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040431. PMC 1750927free to read. PMID 17147471. 

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