Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Family Name Listing

Order: Perciformes, Family: Serranidae
'Ata'ata or Groupers and Sea Basses
Serranids are known as 'ata'ata in Samoa; vary large fish may be called vaolo.

Scientific Name Samoan Name Common Name Photo TSN Park Status Abundance Residency Nativity
Aethaloperca rogaa redmouth grouper 551022 Unconfirmed Native
Anyperodon leucogrammicus gatala-aleva slender grouper Anyperodon leucogrammicus. gatala-aleva. slender grouper 167949 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Aporops bilinearis poreless podge 167996 Unconfirmed Native
Belonoperca chabanaudi arrowhead soapfish 643166 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Cephalopholis argus gatala-uli, loi peacock hind CCephalopholis argus. gatala-uli, loi. peacock hind. gatala-uli, loi. peacock hindCephalopholis argus. gatala-uli, loi. peacock hind. gatala-uli, loi. peacock grouperCephalopholis argus. gatala-uli, loi. peacock hind Cephalopholis argus. gatala-uli, loi. peacock hind 167752 Present in Park Common Resident Native
Cephalopholis aurantia golden hind

Cephalopholis aurantia.  golden hind Cephalopholis aurantia.  golden hind Cephalopholis aurantia.  golden hind

167955 Unconfirmed Native
Cephalopholis igarashiensis gatala-sama goldbar grouper 167719 Unconfirmed Native
Cephalopholis leopardus gatala-sina, mata`ele leopard hind Cephalopholis leopardus. gatala-sina, mata`el. leopard hind Cephalopholis leopardus. gatala-sina, mata`el. leopard hind 551025 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Cephalopholis miniata coral hind 167959 Present in Park Native
Cephalopholis sexmaculata gatala-mumu sixspot hind Cephalopholis sexmaculata. gatala-mumu. sixspot hind 551030 Unconfirmed Native
Cephalopholis sonnerati tomato hind Cephalopholis sonnerati. tomato hindCephalopholis sonnerati. tomato hind 167723 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Cephalopholis spiloparaea strawberry grouper 551032 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Cephalopholis urodeta darkfin hind Cephalopholis urodeta. darkfin hind Cephalopholis urodeta. darkfin hind 167755 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Epinephelus chlorostigmata brownspotted grouper 167738 Present in Samoa Native
Epinephelus fasciatus fausi blacktip grouper Epinephelus fasciatus. fausi. blacktip grouperEpinephelus fasciatus. fausi. blacktip grouper 167709 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus gatala-aloalo brownmarbled grouper 167711 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Epinephelus hexagonatus gatala-a`au starspotted grouper 167712 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Epinephelus howlandi blacksaddle grouper Epinephelus howlandi.  blacksaddle grouper 551066 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Epinephelus lanceolatus ata`ata-uli, vaolo giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus. ata`ata-uli, vaolo. giant grouperEpinephelus lanceolatus. ata`ata-uli, vaolo. giant grouperEpinephelus lanceolatus. ata`ata-uli, vaolo. giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus. ata`ata-uli, vaolo. giant grouper 551069 Present in Park Occasional Resident Native
Epinephelus macrospilos snubnose grouper Present in Samoa Native
Epinephelus maculatus gatala-puleulil highfin grouper Epinephelus maculatus. gatala-puleulil. highfin grouperEpinephelus maculatus. gatala-puleulil. highfin grouper 167720 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Epinephelus melanostigma gatala-puletasi, gatala-tane blackspot grouper Epinephelus melanostigma. gatala-puletasi, gatala-tane. blackspot grouper 551077 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Epinephelus merra gatala-aloalo, gatala-pulepule dwarf spotted grouper Epinephelus merra. gatala-aloalo, gatala-pulepule. dwarf spotted grouperEpinephelus merra. gatala-aloalo, gatala-pulepule. dwarf spotted grouper - Ofu Lagoon, 10 March 2002Epinephelus merra. gatala-aloalo, gatala-pulepule. dwarf spotted grouper - Ofnesosopo, 21 March 2002 167710 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Epinephelus miliaris netfin grouper 551031 Unconfirmed Native
Epinephelus morrhua ata`ata-tusitusi comet grouper Epinephelus morrhua. ata`ata-tusitusi.  comet grouper Epinephelus morrhua. ata`ata-tusitusi.  comet grouper 551121 Unconfirmed Native
Epinephelus polyphekadion gatala-nifoli`I, gatala-aloalo camouflage grouper Epinephelus polyphekadion. gatala-nifoli`i, gatala-aloalo. camouflage grouper Epinephelus polyphekadion. gatala-nifoli`i, gatala-aloalo. camouflage grouper 551086 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Epinephelus retouti redtipped grouper Epinephelus retouti. redtipped grouper Epinephelus retouti. redtipped grouper Epinephelus retouti. redtipped grouper 551091 Present in Samoa Native
Epinephelus socialis surge grouper 551095 Unconfirmed Native
Epinephelus spilotoceps foursaddle grouper 167713 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Epinephelus tauvina gatala-tane greasy grouper 167708 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Epinephelus timorensis gatala-pulesama yellowspotted grouper Epinephelus timorensis. gatala-pulesama.  yellowspotted grouper Epinephelus timorensis. gatala-pulesama.  yellowspotted grouper 551100 Present in Park Occasional Resident Native
Gracila albomarginata slenderspine grouper 167941 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Grammistes sexlineatus sixline soapfish 168007 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Grammistops ocellatus ocellated soapfish 168005 Unconfirmed Native
Liopropoma mitratum headband basslet 643306 Unconfirmed Native
Liopropoma susumi susumi swissguard basslet 643309 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Liopropoma tonstrinum swissguard basslet Liopropoma tonstrinum. swissguard basslet 643311 Unconfirmed Native
Odontanthias tapui anthias Odontanthias tapui Odontanthias tapui Odontanthias tapui Present in Samoa Rare Native
Odontanthias wassi anthias Odontanthias wassi Present at Ofu near Park Rare Native
Plectranthias fourmanoiri fo-tala barred perchlet Plectranthias fourmanoiri. fo-tala. barred perchletPlectranthias fourmanoiri. fo-tala. barred perchlet 167883 Unconfirmed Native
Plectranthias kamii perchlet 167877 Unconfirmed Native
Plectranthias nanus fo-tala dwarf perchlet 167895 Unconfirmed Native
Plectranthias yamakawai perchlet 167903 Unconfirmed Native
Plectropomus areolatus ata`ata-utu squaretail coralgrouper Plectropomus areolatus. ata`ata-utu. squaretail coralgrouperPlectropomus areolatus. ata`ata-utu. squaretail coralgrouper 551114 Present in Park Rare Unknown Native
Plectropomus laevis blacksaddle coralgrouper Plectropomus laevis. blacksaddle coralgrouper, blacksaddled coral trout 551115 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Plectropomus leopardus ata`ata-utu leopard coralgrouper Plectropomus leopardus. ata`ata-utu. leopard coralgrouper 167933 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Pogonoperca punctata   spotted soapfish   643339 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Pseudanthias cooperi atule-toto ulisega silverstreak anthias 643350 Unconfirmed Native
Pseudanthias dispar segasega-moana redfin anthias Pseudanthias dispar. segasega-moana. redfin anthias 643182 Unconfirmed Native
Pseudanthias hypselosoma stocky anthias 643362 Unconfirmed Native
Pseudanthias lori Lori's anthias Pseudanthias lori  Lori's anthias 643185 Unconfirmed Native
Pseudanthias pascalus segasega-moana purple queen 643188 Present in Park Abundant Resident Native
Pseudanthias pleurotaenia squarespot anthias Pseudanthias pleurotaenia.  squarespot anthias Pseudanthias pleurotaenia. squarespot anthiasPseudanthias pleurotaenia. squarespot anthias 643371 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Pseudanthias sp. 1 anthias 643105 Present in Samoa Native
Pseudanthias sp. 3 anthias 643105 Present in Samoa Native
Pseudogramma astigmum spotless podge 643384 Unconfirmed Native
Pseudogramma polyacanthum pale-spotted podge 643391 Unconfirmed Native
Saloptia powelli golden grouper Saloptia powelli. golden grouperSaloptia powelli. golden grouper 167938 Unconfirmed Native
Variola albimarginata lyretail grouper Variola albimarginata. lyretail grouper 551120 Present in Park Uncommon Resident Native
Variola louti papa-tuauli, velo, papa coronation grouper Variola louti. papa-tuauli, velo, papa. coronation grouper 167920 Present in Park Common Resident Native

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