Scientific Name
Epinephelus fasciatomaculosus  
Epinephelus fasciatomaculosus斑帶石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Peters, 1865) Depth 1 - 230M
Chinese 斑帶石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 帶點石斑魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石斑、過魚、罔仔、竹節鱠、擬青石斑魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Epinephelus akaara, Epinephelus diacanthus, Epinephelus fasciatomaculatus, Serranus fasciatomaculosus   
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 ASIZP0056171. ASIZP0070351. ASIZP0074923. ASIZP0076161. ASIZP0078377. ASIZP0079493. ASIZP0700319. ASIZP0806485. ASIZP0807077. ASIZP0807148. ASIZP0916485. ASIZP0917077. ASIZP0917148. BPBMI23056. FRIP00403. FRIP20253. NMMBP02406. NMMBP04985. NMMBP06380. NTMP0167. NTMP0747. NTUM01787. NTUM06114. NTUM06862. NTUM07467. NTUM07474. NTUM08299. NTUM08300. NTUM08301. RUSI28046. USNM00300445.  
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Common Name Rock grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 15 to 17 rays, the third or fourth spine longest, it's length contained 2.5 to 3.1 times in head length; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays; pectoral-fin rays 17 to 19; pectoral-fin length contained 1.5 to 1.8 times in head length; pelvic fin not reaching past anus, their length contained 1.9 to 2.3 times in head length; caudal fin rounded; Lateral-body scales ctenoid, with auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 48 to 52; lateral-scales series 92 to 106.
habitats Inhabits shallow rocky areas and feeds on small fishes, prawns, crabs, worms, and gastropods. An excellent food fish and brings a good price. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan to Taiwan, China including Hainan, Hong Kong, Viet Nam, Philippines, and Sarawak, Malaysia. 
Utility E. fasciatomaculosus is of some commercial importance in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Although a small species, it is excellent as a food fish and brings a good price.