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Profile updated on 30 January 2018

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Plectropomus leopardus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Leopard coralgrouper, Leopard coralgrouper

COMMON NAMES

Kerapu sunu (Indonesian)

This profile refers to Plectropomus leopardus (leopard coralgrouper, coral trout, leopard coral trout) and is known in the Indonesian fisheries trade as kerapu sunu. Leopard coralgrouper is caught in multi-species fisheries targeting snappers nei, groupers nei and to a lesser extent, emperors, sweetlips, and jobfishes species ((SFP 2018), (Nuraini 2016)). 

In terms of Fisheries Management Area, this profile refers to Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 712 assessment unit that covers the Java Sea and bordered by 8 provinces.

Leopard coralgrouper is one of the most economically important reef fish species in the global Live Reef Food Fish (LRFF) trade; with the fish sold as live reef fish and as fresh/frozen fish in Asian seafood markets, particularly in China ((Nuraini 2017)(Sadovy de Mitcheson et al. 2017) , (Sadovy de Mitcheson et al. 2017)).

This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Beginning 2004, official reported landing of groupers have been separated (from 1 lumped groupers group) into 5 individual groupers species that includes leopard coralgrouper (P. leopardus).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

< 6