Scientific Name
Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus  
Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus藍點石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1790) Depth 2 - 30M
Chinese 藍點石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 螢點石斑魚 
Max Length 76 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白點石斑、石斑、過魚、白目仔、觀音鱠 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Epinephelus caeruleeopunctatus, Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus, Epinephelus caerulopunctatus, Epinephelus hoevenii, Epinephelus ongus, Epinephelus summana, Holocentrus coeruleopunctatus, Serranus alboguttatus, Serranus dermochirus, Serranus flavoguttatus, Serranus hoevenii, Serranus kunhardtii   
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 
Specimen List ASIZP0056200. ASIZP0056201. ASIZP0056202. ASIZP0058125. ASIZP0058243. ASIZP0074925. ASIZP0074951. ASIZP0080514. ASIZP0806487. ASIZP0806498. ASIZP0807443. ASIZP0916487. ASIZP0916498. ASIZP0917443. BPBMI23268. FRIP00850. FRIP20352. FRIP21524. FRIP22345. NMMBP00011. NMMBP00790. NMMBP05453. NMMSTP00362. NMNSF00416. NMNSF00683. NTOU-AE6159. NTOUP200711-037. NTOUP200712-091. NTUM02048. NTUM02333. NTUM04304. NTUM04305. NTUM08223. NTUM08256. NTUM08257. NTUM08276. NTUM08277. ...List all 46 records... 
Common Name Ocellated rock-cod; Snowy grouper; Rock cod; Whitespotted grouper; White-spotted rockcod; White-spotted grouper; Whitespotted rockcod; Garrupa 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays:XI,15-17; Anal rays:III,8-8; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin rounded; caudal fin rounded. Gill rakers 8-10 on upper limb, 13-17 on lower limb. Covered with small ctenoid scales; lateral line scales 51-61; lateral scales series 86-109. Body lateral and each fin deep dark and with white spots, become grey brown with growing, spot bigger and vague; dorsal fin, anal fin with a white narrow edge.
habitats Occurs in rocky or coral-rich areas of deep lagoons, channels and outer reef slopes; usually in or near caves. Juveniles are found in tide pools. Feeds on fish and crustaceans. In Hong Kong living fish markets.  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to East London, South Africa and eastward to Fiji. It is not known from the Red Sea, but it does occur in the Persian Gulf. Record from northwestern Australia (Ref. 3132) is doubtful. It is closely related to, and is often  
Utility It has minor purpose in commercial fisheries.