Scientific Name
Epinephelus radiatus  
Epinephelus radiatus雲紋石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Day, 1868) Depth 18 - 142M
Chinese 雲紋石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 電紋石斑魚 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石斑、過魚、鱠仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Madras, India 
Synonyms Epinephelus döderleinii, Epinephelus doederleinii, Epinephelus morrhua, Epinephelus radians, Epinephelus radiates, Serranus brunneus, Serranus morrhua, Serranus radiatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Day, F. 1868 Randall, J. E. etc. 1986 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0054751. ASIZP0073228. ASIZP0805703. ASIZP0915703. FRIP00413. FRIP21871. NMMBP02196. NMMBP05119. NMMBP05120. NMNSF00682. USNM00280265.  
Common Name Oblique-banded rockcod; Oblique-banded grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist   IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 13 to 15 rays, the third spine longest, its length contained 2.6 to 3.0 times in head length and longer than the longest dorsal-fin ray, the interspinous membranes deeply incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays, the second and third spines subequal; pectoral-fin rays 17 or 18, the fin almost transparent; pectoral-fin length contained 1.7 to 2.2 times, pelvic-fin length contained 2.1 to 2.8 times in head length; caudal fin convex to moderately rounded. Lateral-body scales distinctly ctenoid, without auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 52 to 66; lateral-scale series 102 to 120.
habitats Adults of this deepwater species are known from depths of 80 to 383 m; juveniles have been found in 18 to 20 m. E. radiatus is apparently rare. 
Distribution E. radiatus occurs from the Red Sea to Japan. We have examined specimens or seen photographs from the Red Sea, Aden, Reunion, Mauritius, Chagos, Gulf of Oman, India, Sri Lanka, northwestern Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Japan. 
Utility Apparently of some commercial importance in Japan.