Scientific Name
Epinephelus fasciatus  
Epinephelus fasciatus橫帶石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 4 - 100M
Chinese 橫帶石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橫條石斑魚 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 石斑、過魚、紅斑、紅鷺鷥、關公鱠、鱠仔(臺東)、赤石斑魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Cape Mohammed, Red Sea 
Synonyms Cerna alexandrina, Cerna chrysotaenia, Epinephalus alexandrinus, Epinephalus fasciatus, Epinephelus alexandrinus, Epinephelus emoryi, Epinephelus goreensis, Epinephelus marginalis, Epinephelus spiramen, Epinephelus tsirimenara, Epinephelus variolosus, Epinephelus zapyrus, Epinephelus zaslavskii ...all 30..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054830. ASIZP0055398. ASIZP0055546. ASIZP0055681. ASIZP0057490. ASIZP0058124. ASIZP0058442. ASIZP0059643. ASIZP0060961. ASIZP0064906. ASIZP0065101. ASIZP0065939. ASIZP0065943. ASIZP0070971. ASIZP0074250. ASIZP0800173. ASIZP0800743. ASIZP0800744. ASIZP0800745. ASIZP0804167. ASIZP0910173. ASIZP0910743. ASIZP0910744. ASIZP0910745. ASIZP0914167. FRIP00407. FRIP03123. FRIP20306. FRIP20324. FRIP20354. FRIP20388. FRIP21427. FRIP21508. NMMBP00010. NMMBP01210. NMMBP03160. NMMBP05014. ...List all 51 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Redbarred rockcod; Scarlet sea bass; Rock cod; Red banded grouper; Striped grouper; Blacktip grouper; Blacktipped cod; Banded reef cod; Black-tipped rock-cod; Black-tipped rockcod; Black-tipped grouper; Footballer cod; Golden grouper; Grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 15 to 17 rays, the 3rd to 11 th spines subequal and slightly shorter than longest dorsal-fin ray; interspinous membranes of dorsal fin distinctly incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays; pectoral-fin rays 18 to 20; pectoral-fin length contained 1.5 to 2.0 in head length; pelvic fins not reaching past anus, their length contained 2.0 to 2.4 times in head length; caudal fin slightly to moderately rounded; central Pacific specimens often with truncate caudal fins. Lateral-body scales ctenoid, with numerous auxiliary scales; nape and dorsoposterior part of head densely covered with minute auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 49 to 75; lateral-scale series 92 to 135 (see Remarks for discussion of variation in scale counts). pyloric caeca 10 to 16.
habitats Common in outer reef slopes at depths below 15 m, also occurs in protected bays and lagoons as shallow as 4 m. May also be found down to a depth of 160 m. At Madagascar it feeds night and day on brachyuran crabs, fishes, shrimps, and galatheid crabs. In K 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa and eastward to the Pitcairn Group, north to Japan and Korea, south to the Arafura Sea, southern Queensland (Australia) and Lord Howe Island. 
Utility It's used to commercial fisheries and gamefish, and also be used to aquarium.