Scientific Name
Cephalopholis miniata  
Cephalopholis miniata青星九刺鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 2 - 200M
Chinese 青星九刺鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 青星九棘鱸 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 紅鱠、紅格仔、過魚、石斑、條舅、紅條、鱠仔(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Cephalopholis boninius, Cephalopholis cyanostigma, Cephalopholis formosanus, Cephalopholis maculatus, Cephalopholis miniatus, Cephalopolis miniatus, Epinephelus miniatus, Perca miniata, Pomacentrus burdi, Serranus cyanostigmatoides, Serranus miniatus, Serranus perguttatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Forsskål, P. 1775 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054872. ASIZP0055754. ASIZP0056162. ASIZP0058688. ASIZP0061287. ASIZP0062509. ASIZP0065871. ASIZP0067568. ASIZP0070856. ASIZP0074959. ASIZP0801162. ASIZP0802572. ASIZP0802808. ASIZP0804170. ASIZP0806506. ASIZP0900517. ASIZP0911162. ASIZP0912572. ASIZP0912808. ASIZP0914170. ASIZP0916506. FRIP00201. FRIP20512. FRIP21503. NMMBP02414. NMMBP05049. NMMBP05050. NMMBP08686. NMMSTP01003. NTUM00813. NTUM03313. NTUM06339. NTUM07472.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Red coral perch; Red grouper; Vermillion seabass; Vermilion rock cod; Vermilion grouper; Blue-spotted rockcod; Coral grouper; Coral cod; Coral trout; Coral hind; Coral rockcod 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines and 14 to 16 rays, the membranes distinctly indented between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 9 (rarely 8) rays, the fin margin rounded in adults; pectoral-fin rays 17 or 18, pectoral-fin length contained 1.4 to 1.75 times in head length; pelvic fins usually not reaching anus, their length contained 1.9 to 2.3 times in head length; caudal fin well rounded. Midlateral-body scales ctenoid; no auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 47 to 56; lateral-scale series 94 to 114.
habitats C. miniata is usually found on well-developed exposed coral reefs in clear water at depths of 2 to 150 m. Shpigel and Fishelson (1989) found that it feeds mainly during the early morning (07.00 to 09.00 h) and midafternoon (14.00 to 16.00 h). Most  
Distribution Tropical Indo-Pacific and Red Sea (but not the Persian Gulf or French Polynesia), from the African coast (south to Durban, South Africa) to the Line Islands in the central Pacific, including most islands in the Indian and west-central Pacific oceans, sout 
Utility C. miniata is a common species that is of considerable economic importance to local fisheries.