Scientific Name
Epinephelus corallicola  
Epinephelus corallicola黑駁石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1828) Depth 0 - 60M
Chinese 黑駁石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 珊瑚石斑魚 
Max Length 49 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石斑、過魚、白目仔、黑虎麻、白馬鱠仔、蘇鼠(香港) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North 
Habitats Coral、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus, Epinephelus coralicola, Epinephelus tauvina, Serranus altivelioides, Serranus corallicola   
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 ASIZP0056209. ASIZP0056210. ASIZP0056211. ASIZP0067414. ASIZP0067504. ASIZP0067549. ASIZP0074922. ASIZP0075122. ASIZP0700198. ASIZP0802355. ASIZP0802357. ASIZP0802358. ASIZP0806484. ASIZP0912355. ASIZP0912357. ASIZP0912358. ASIZP0916484. ASIZP0916851. MTP0032. NMMBP02445. NMMBP06553. NMMBP06559. NTUM04607. NTUM08261. NTUM08262. NTUM08263. NTUM08264. NTUM08265. NTUM08266. NTUM08267. NTUM08268. NTUM08269. NTUM08270. NTUM08271. NTUM08272. NTUM08273. NTUM08274. ...List all 48 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Coral grouper; Coral rockcod; Coral rock-cod 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist   IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 15 to 17 rays, the third or fourth spine longest, its length contained 2.8 to 3.8 times in head length, the interspinous membranes moderately incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays; pectoral-fin rays 17 to 20; pectoral-fin length contained 1.5 to 1.8 times in head length; pelvic fins not reaching past anus, their length contained 1.9 to 2.4 times in head length; caudal fin rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid (smooth in large adults), with auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 53 to 63; lateral-scale series 88 to 109. Pyloric caeca 9 to 13.
habitats Shallow silty reefs and estuarine areas. The ovary was well developed in a fish of 30 cm standard length that we examined. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales) and eastward to the Solomon and Mariana Islands, including Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Palau 
Utility E. corallicola is apparently too rare to be of commercial importance.