Scientific Name
Pogonoperca punctata  
Pogonoperca punctata斑點鬚鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1830) Depth 10 - 150M
Chinese 斑點鬚鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斑鬚鮨 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老公仔、鬍鬚斑 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Vanikoro I., Santa Cruz Is., sw. Pacific 
Synonyms Grammistes punctatus, Pogonaperca punctata, Pogonoperca reticulata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Aida, K. etc. 1973 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055312. ASIZP0058794. NTUM04435.  
Common Name Spotted soapfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VII spines & 12-13 soft rays; anal fin with II spines & 8 soft rays; pelvic fin rounded; lateral scales series 88-100. Postlarvae with large white spots, the spots remaining part of the adult pattern, but become obscured with additional small white spots in the grey areas. Adout yellowish brown with black saddle on the caudal peduncle, juvenile purplish brown.
habitats Sporadic distribution and habitat specific, preferring large coral heads on slopes prone to moderate currents. Adults usually in 20 m depth; juveniles in shallow lagoons or protected bays. Feed on fish. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Comoros to the Line, Marquesan and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia; Guam and Kwajalein in Marshall Islands. Recently found in southern Natal, South Africa. 
Utility Rare species, not commercial species.