Surge Grouper 
Scientific Name:
Epinephelus socialis
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Serranus socialis
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
NT-IUCN: 2008
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
American Samoa, Asia, Australia, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic

Facts Summary:
The Surge Grouper (Epinephelus socialis) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "fishes" and found in the following area(s): American Samoa, Asia, Australia, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic. This species is also known by the following name(s): Serranus socialis.

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