Scientific Name
Giganthias immaculatus  
Giganthias immaculatus巨棘花鱸
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Katayama, 1954 Depth - 15M
Chinese 巨棘花鱸 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 桃紅巨花鮨 
Max Length 42 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石斑、過魚、花鱸(臺東) 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Izu-Oshima, Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Katayama, M. 1954 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0063608. FRIP20525. FRIP21867. NMMBP01861. NTMP0212. NTUM06652.  
Common Name Grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines & 13 soft rays; anal fin with III spines & 8 soft rays; dorsal, gill rakers 10 on upper limb. 20-21 on lower limb of first gill arch. Caudal fin truncate. Body is purplish red.
habitats Inhabit in deeper rocky reef, ecological behaviour is not clear. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: collected from the Izu and Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan 
Utility Commercial food fish.