Scientific Name
Epinephelus tukula  
Epinephelus tukula藍身大斑石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Morgans, 1959 Depth 10 - 60M
Chinese 藍身大斑石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 藍身大石斑魚 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 金錢斑、過魚、石斑(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mafia, Tanzania 
Synonyms Epinephelus fuscoguttatus, Serranus dispar var. a, Serranus fuscoguttatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Morgans, J. F. C. 1959 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056243. ASIZP0059336. ASIZP0061292. ASIZP0067502. ASIZP0078454. ASIZP0078455. ASIZP0802852. ASIZP0807255. ASIZP0807256. ASIZP0912852. ASIZP0917255. ASIZP0917256. NTUM08325. NTUM08326. NTUM08327.  
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Common Name Potato grouper; Potato cod; Potato bass; Brown-marbled reef cod; Grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist   IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14 or 15 rays, the third or fourth spine longest, its length contained 3.1 to 3.8 times in head length and distinctly shorter than longest dorsal-fin rays; interspinous dorsal-fin membranes distinctly incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays; pectoral-fin rays 18 to 20; pectoral-fin length contained 1.6 to 2.1 times in head length: pelvic fins usually not reaching anus, their length contained 1.9 to 2.4 times in head length; caudal fin rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid, with auxiliary scales in adults; lateral-line scales 62 to 70; lateral-scale series 113 to 130.
habitats E. tukula is a coral-reef species; juveniles may be found in tidepools, and adults occur in depths of 10 to 150 m. Morgans (1959) estimated that maturity occurs at 90 cm standard length, and in a later paper (Morgans, 1982) he reported a ripe femal 
Distribution E. tukula occurs from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea to the western Pacific. It is known from Egypt, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa (Natal), Seychelles, southern Oman, Pakistan, India, Japan (Okinawa and Honshu), Taiwan,  
Utility It is an important species in the sportfishery of South Africa and Australia.