Scientific Name
Plectropomus laevis  
Plectropomus laevis橫斑刺鰓鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1801) Depth 4 - 100M
Chinese 橫斑刺鰓鮨 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑鞍鰓棘鱸 
Max Length 125 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 豹鱠、過魚、雜星斑、黑條 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Bodianus cyclostomus, Bodianus melanoleucos, Bodianus melanoleucus, Labrus laevis, Paracanthistius maculatus, Paracanthistius melanoleucus, Plectropoma maculatum, Plectropoma maculatum var. A, Plectropoma maculatum var. B, Plectropoma maculatum var. C, Plectropoma melanoleucum, Plectropomus leopardus, Plectropomus maculatum melanoleucum ...all 15..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Leis, J.M. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056140. ASIZP0061293. ASIZP0061295. ASIZP0071093. ASIZP0075194. ASIZP0075300. ASIZP0804253. ASIZP0806669. ASIZP0806674. ASIZP0916669. ASIZP0916674. NMMSTP00017. NTMP0125. NTUM08380. NTUM08381. NTUM08382.  
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Saddleback grouper; Saddleback coralgrouper; Oceanic trout; Tiger trout; Black-saddled coral trout; Chinese footballer; Bluespot trout; Black-saddled leopardgrouper; Coral trout; Blacksaddle coralgrouper; Blacksaddled coralgrouper; Giant coralgrouper; Gia 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VII or VIII slender spines and 10 to 12 rays, the third or fourth spine longest, its length contained 3.2 to 4.2 times in head length, the longest dorsal-fin ray contained 2.3 to 3.3 times in head length; base of spinous part of dorsal fin subequal to that of soft-rayed part; anal fin with III slender spines and 8 rays, the first 1 or 2 spines embedded and difficult to see in large fish; pectoral-fin rays 16 to 18; pectoral fins subequal to pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 2.1 to 2.4 times in head length; caudal fin emarginate, the caudal concavity contained 5 to 10 times in head length. Lateral-line scales 83 to 97.
habitats P. laevis is a conspicuous and fairly common species on coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region at depths of 4 to at least 90 m. A.M. Ayling (quoted in Randall and Hoese, 1986) suggested that the pale black-saddled juveniles may be mimics of the puf 
Distribution Indo-Pacific, from southern Mozambique to the Tuamotus, Austral Islands and Rapa, but not in the Red Sea or Persian Gulf. Except for the east coasts of Africa and Australia, records of P.laevis are from insular localities; it ranges from Kenya to D 
Utility Despite the danger of ciguatera poisoning, P. laevis is commonly used for food.