First record of roving coral grouper Plectropomus pessuliferus (Fowler, 1904) from Saint Martin’s Island, Bangladesh based on Morphology and DNA Barcoding
Keywords:Plectropomus pessuliferus, Bay of Bengal, Epinephelinae, DNA barcoding
A new record of Plectropomus pessuliferus (Serranidae: Epinephelinae) was
documented based on morphological characters and DNA barcoding. The species was collected
during a regular survey for making an inventory of reef associated fishes in Saint Martin`s
Island, Bangladesh. This is the first report of roving coral grouper from the marine waters of
Bangladesh validated by morpho-meristic analysis and DNA barcoding. This is also the first
report from the northern Bay of Bengal.