Scientific Name
Epinephelus bontoides  
Epinephelus bontoides點列石斑魚
by: Mao-Ying Lee
Author (Bleeker, 1855) Depth 2 - 23M
Chinese 點列石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 點列石斑魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石斑、過魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Amboina 
Synonyms Serranus bontoides   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Kuriiwa, K., S. Harazaki, etc. 2008 
Specimen List ASIZP0070123. ASIZP0804173. ASIZP0805818. ASIZP0914173. ASIZP0915818. BPBMI23291. NMMBP00161.  
Common Name Palemargin grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist   IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines 16 or 17 rays, the 3rd to 11th spines subequal and shorter than longest rays, the interspinous membranes incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays; pectoral-fin rays 18 to 20; pectoral-fin length contained 1.6 to 2.0 times in head length; pelvic-fin length contained 1.9 to 2.3 times in head length: caudal fin rounded. Midlateral-body scales ctenoid; adults with auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 48 to 51;lateral-scale series 82 to 86. Pyloric caeca about 18 (1 specimen).
habitats Mud or rocky/cobble bottoms in depths of 2 to 30 m. Nothing has been published on the biology of this rare species. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Solomon Islands (Ref. 4787) and New Britain. Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall, 1993. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 16. Groupers of the world. 
Utility There is no interest in fisheries.