Scientific Name
Chelidoperca hirundinacea  
Chelidoperca hirundinacea燕赤鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1831) Depth 80 - 130M
Chinese 燕赤鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 燕赤鮨 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 小花鱸 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Centropristis hirundinaceus, Chelidoperca hirundacea   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055525. ASIZP0056144. ASIZP0058110. ASIZP0059307. ASIZP0065893. ASIZP0068100. ASIZP0068129. ASIZP0068246. ASIZP0068247. ASIZP0068250. ASIZP0068365. ASIZP0068407. ASIZP0068426. ASIZP0068433. ASIZP0073696. ASIZP0800700. ASIZP0803861. ASIZP0803890. ASIZP0804007. ASIZP0804008. ASIZP0804011. ASIZP0910700. ASIZP0913861. ASIZP0913890. ASIZP0914007. ASIZP0914008. ASIZP0914011. NMMBP00008. NMMBP00702. NMMBP00705. NMMBP01011. NMMBP01208. NMMBP02519. NMMBP03708. NMMBP05079. NMMBP05080. NMMBP05081. ...List all 49 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Bigeye grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X spines and 9-10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines & 6 soft rays abdomen; pectoral fin longer than pelvic fin, rounded; caudal fin truncate or concave. Gill rakers 5-8 on upper limb, 11-14 on lower limb of first gill arch; body covered small ctenoid scales, lateral line scales 42-45.Body reddish orange, lateral side with many yellow band; dark brown blotch above pectoral fin.
habitats Inhabits the shelf and the shelf edge, on sandy mud bottoms. Food fish. Found over sandy-silt bottom. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan to the South China Sea. 
Utility Small grouper, not commercial species, edible.