Scientific Name
Plectropomus leopardus  
Plectropomus leopardus花斑刺鰓鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1802) Depth 3 - 100M
Chinese 花斑刺鰓鮨 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 豹紋鰓棘鱸 
Max Length 120 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 鱠、過魚、石斑、七星斑、青條、東星斑、紅條(澎湖)、黑條(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality No locality 
Synonyms Acanthistius leopardinus, Cephalopholis miniatus, Chorististium maculatum, Holocentrus leopardus, Paracanthistius suji, Plectropoma cyanostigma, Plectropoma leopardinus, Plectropoma maculatum leopardus, Plectropoma maculatum var. b, Plectropomus maculatum, Plectropomus maculatus, Plectropomus truncatus   
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 ASIZP0054733. ASIZP0054828. ASIZP0056197. ASIZP0056198. ASIZP0067087. ASIZP0067090. ASIZP0067092. ASIZP0074961. ASIZP0076162. ASIZP0802336. ASIZP0802338. ASIZP0802830. ASIZP0806508. ASIZP0807078. ASIZP0912336. ASIZP0912338. ASIZP0912830. ASIZP0916508. ASIZP0916911. ASIZP0917078. FRIP00868. NMMBP05297. NMMBP06307. NMMBP06557. NTMP0542. NTMP0563. NTMP0727. NTUM00815. NTUM04628. NTUM06832. NTUM07468. NTUM08240. NTUM08588. RUSI28053. RUSI31816. RUSI35633. ...List all 36 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Red coral trout; Blue-dotted coral-trout; Coral grouper; Coral trout; Common coral trout; Leopard trout; Leopard coralgrouper; Leopard-cod; Leopard coral trout 
Redlist Status NT IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(NT)  2004-04-30 IUCN Group  
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 soft ray contained 2.2 to 2.7 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 15 to 17; pectoral fins subequal to pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 1.9 to 2.2 times in head length; caudal fin emarginate, the caudal concavity contained 5 to 12 times in head length. Lateral-line scales 89 to 99.
habitats P. leopardus occurs on coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific region at depths of 3 to 100 m. Goeden (1978) studied age, growth and biology of P. leopardus from the Great Barrier Reef. Annual growth increments and age were determined from modal sep 
Distribution Western Pacific, from southern Japan to Australia (Queensland and Western Australia) and eastward to the Caroline Islands and Fiji. We have also examined specimens from Hong Kong, Viet Nam, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau Islands, Papua New Guinea, and New  
Utility P. leopardus is a popular food fish and sometimes causes ciguatera.