Scientific Name
Cephalopholis igarashiensis  
Cephalopholis igarashiensis伊加拉九刺鮨
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Katayama, 1957 Depth 80 - 108M
Chinese 伊加拉九刺鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish No 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 七帶九棘鱸 
Max Length 43 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 七帶鱠、七帶格仔、過魚、石斑、黃條、紅朱格、紅朱鱠(臺東)、紅鱠仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sumisu-tu, Izu Is., Japan 
Synonyms Cephalopholis igarasiensis, Cephalopholis swanius   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Yasuda, F., Y. Katsumata, etc. 1977 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056214. ASIZP0063382. ASIZP0064696. ASIZP0800170. ASIZP0805865. ASIZP0910170. ASIZP0915865. FRIP03139. FRIP21428. NMMBP00143. NMMBP01343. NTUM02305.  
Common Name Japanese cod; Goldbar grouper; Grouper; Garish hind 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines and 14 rays, the membranes distinctly indented between the spines; pectoral-fin rays 18 or 19; the fin length contained 1.6 to 1.8 times in head length; pelvic fins reach to or beyond anus, their length contained 1.7-2.0 times in head length; anal fin with III spines and 9 rays; caudal fin rounded. Lateral line noticeably arched over pectoral fin. Body scales ctenoid, without auxiliaries; lateral-line scales 60 to 65; lateral-scale series 101 to 117. head, body & fins reddish orange; 7 lemon yellow bars on dorsal part of body, extending onto dorsal fin; three broad yellow bands radiating from eye; juveniles more yellowish, with a large black spot in dorsal fin, pelvic fins & tips of inter spinouts dorsal fin membranes blandish.
habitats C. igarashiensis is a rare, deep-water grouper; Schroeder (1980) gives the depth range as “down to 80 m,” and the specimen from Tahiti was taken in 250 m. Like most groupers, it is said to feed on fishes and crustaceans (Schroeder, 1980). 
Distribution Tropical western Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan, Guam, Philippines, South China Sea, Samoa, and Tahiti. 
Utility This species seems too rare to be of commercial importance.