Scientific Name
Cephalopholis boenak  
Cephalopholis boenak橫紋九刺鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1790) Depth 1 - 150M
Chinese 橫紋九刺鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橫紋九棘鱸 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 橫帶鱠、過魚、石斑、黑貓仔、黑絲貓、竹鱠仔、黑青貓仔(澎湖)、烏絲(香港) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Bodianus boenak, Cephalopholis boenack, Cephalopholis boenacki, Cephalopholis pachycentron, Cephalopholis pachycentrum, Epinephelus boelang, Epinephelus boenack, Epinephelus pachycentron, Epinephelus pachycentrum, Serranus boelang, Serranus boenak, Serranus nigrofasciatus, Serranus pachycentron ...all 14..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056178. ASIZP0056194. ASIZP0057711. ASIZP0058341. ASIZP0060997. ASIZP0061297. ASIZP0065114. ASIZP0067040. ASIZP0067053. ASIZP0067073. ASIZP0067482. ASIZP0071507. ASIZP0071988. ASIZP0074320. ASIZP0074960. ASIZP0800777. ASIZP0802364. ASIZP0802719. ASIZP0802831. ASIZP0802832. ASIZP0806507. ASIZP0900053. ASIZP0910777. ASIZP0912364. ASIZP0912719. ASIZP0912831. ASIZP0912832. ASIZP0916507. ASIZP0916817. FRIP20519. FRIP22163. NMMBP01110. NMMBP01173. NMMBP04895. NMMBP04896. NMMBP04897. NMMBP04898. ...List all 66 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Overcast grouper; Chocolate hind; Brown-barred rockcod; Brownbarred rockcod; Brownbarred grouper; Charcoal grouper; Brown coral cod; Brown coral-cod 
Redlist Status DD IUCN Redlist: Data deficient(DD)  2000-06-30 IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines and 15 to 17 rays; the membranes indented between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays, the second spine 15 to 18% of standard length, reaching past tip of third spine; pectoral-fin rays 16 or 17; pectoral fins longer than pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 1.3 to 1.6 times in head length; pelvic fins usually reaching to or beyond anus, pelvic-fin length contained 1.7 to 2.2 times in head length; caudal fin well rounded. Body scales ctenoid, without auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 46 to 51; lateral-scale series 86 to 100.
habitats C. boenak is usually found in 4 to 30 m on silty dead reefs in protected waters; also taken in trawls to depths of 64 m. According to Myers (1989), it feeds primarily on crustaceans. Donaldson (1989) observed courtship and pair spawning at Papua Ne 
Distribution C. boenak is primarily continental in its distribution, occurring from Kenya to southern Mozambique and eastward to the western Pacific (Ryukyu Islands Taiwan, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, and eastern Australia). 
Utility C. boenak is too small to be of commercial importance.