Scientific Name
Cephalopholis aurantia  
Cephalopholis aurantia橙點九刺鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1828) Depth 20 - 150M
Chinese 橙點九刺鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橙點九棘鱸 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花鱠、過魚、石斑、紅鱠仔、紅鱠(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality New Ireland 
Synonyms Bodianus indelebilis, Cephalopholis analis, Cephalopholis aurantius, Cephalopholis indelibilis, Cephalopholis obtusauris, Cephalopholis obtusaurus, Epinephelus analis, Epinephelus aurantius, Epinephelus miltostigma, Serranus analis, Serranus aurantius, Serranus rufus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Randall, J.E. etc. 2008 
Specimen List ASIZP0056034. ASIZP0056160. ASIZP0056161. ASIZP0056320. ASIZP0058465. ASIZP0064837. ASIZP0064998. ASIZP0070864. ASIZP0070865. ASIZP0070866. ASIZP0800171. ASIZP0800172. ASIZP0804835. ASIZP0804836. ASIZP0804837. ASIZP0910171. ASIZP0910172. ASIZP0914835. ASIZP0914836. ASIZP0914837. FRIP20084. FRIP21502. NMMBP00144. NMMBP01344. NMMSTP00572. NMMSTP00573. NTMP1233.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,95% 2011-06-13,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Orange cod; Golden rockcod; Golden hind 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines and 14 to 16 rays, the membranes distinctly incised between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 9 (rarely 8) soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 17 to 19; pectoral fins distinctly longer than pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 1.3 to 1.5 times in head length; pelvic fins reach to or slightly short of anus, their length contained 1.6 to 2.0 times in head length; caudal fin well rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid; lateral-line scales 47 to 53; lateral-scale series 94 to 121.
habitats C. aurantia is a deep-water grouper usually caught in depths over 100 m. Specimens are rare in museums.  
Distribution South Africa and islands of the western Indian Ocean to the central Pacific and Japan.Except for a single specimen caught off the coast of Natal, South Africa, we know of no confirmed records from continental localities. 
Utility Because of its small size and occurrence in moderately deep water, C. aurantia is of little commercial importance as a food fish.