Worth knowing about the Alpino Grouper
The Alpino Grouper belongs to the realm of the ‘Animalia’ (animals), more specifically to the tribe of the ‘Chordata’ (Chorda animals). This fish is a ray-finned (Actinopterygii) in the order of the ‘Perciformes’. So their family is the bass (or sea bass) with the name ‘Serranidae’.
Groupers have 2 types of genera: ‘Epinephelus’ and ‘Mycteropcera’. The alpino grouper belongs to the genus ‘Epinephelus’.
In 1775, the blacktip grouper was described as ‘Perca fasciata’, by the Finnish explorer Peter Forsskål (1732-1763). In 1793 the name was changed to ‘Epinephelus fasciatus’ by the German naturalist Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723–1799).