Scientific Name
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus  
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus棕點石斑魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 1 - 150M
Chinese 棕點石斑魚 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 棕點石斑魚 
Max Length 120 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 老虎斑、過魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Sams Pier, Jidda, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea 
Synonyms Ephinephelus fuscoguttatus, Epinephelus fuscogutatus, Epinephelus fuscuguttatus, Epinephelus lutra, Epinephelus summana, Perca summana fuscoguttata, Serranus fuscoguttatus, Serranus horridus, Serranus lutra, Serranus taeniocheirus   
Reference Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Forsskål, P. 1775 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0057537. ASIZP0073227. ASIZP0075196. ASIZP0805702. ASIZP0806671. ASIZP0915702. ASIZP0916671.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2012-08-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Tiger grouper; Blotch grouper; Blotchy rockcod; Black-tipped cod; Blotchy grouper; Brown-marbled grouper; Flower cod; Flowery cod; Marble grouper; Grouper 
Redlist Status NT IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(NT)  2004-04-30 IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14 or 15 rays, the third or fourth spine longest, its length contained 2.9 to 3.5 times in head length and distinctly shorter than longest dorsal-fin rays, the interspinous membranes distinctly incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays; pectoral-fin rays 18 to 20; pectoral-fin length contained 1.7 to 2.1 times in head length; pelvic fins not reaching anus, their length contained 2.0 to 2.5 times in head length; caudal fin rounded. Lateral-body scales of fish more than 10 cm standard length smooth, with auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 52 to 58; lateral-scale series 102 to 115.
habitats Occurs in lagoon pinnacles, channels, and outer reef slopes, in coral-rich areas and with clear waters. Juveniles in seagrass beds. Feeds on fishes, crabs, and cephalopods. May be ciguatoxic in some areas. Mainly active at dusk. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and  
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea, but not known from the Persian Gulf, Hawaii, or French olynesia. 
Utility Palau fishers increase their drop-line and spear-gun catches through knowledge of reproductive cycle of remochel, one of most important species in the area. Cultured under experimental conditions in the Philippines; a candidate for aquaculture in Singapor