Scientific Name
Epinephelus bleekeri  
Epinephelus bleekeri布氏石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Vaillant, 1878) Depth 30 - 100M
Chinese 布氏石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 布氏石斑魚 
Max Length 76 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石斑、過魚、紅斑、紅點鱠、芝麻斑 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Butuan Bay, Mindanao I., Philippines 
Synonyms Acanthistius bleekeri, Epinephelus albimaculatus, Epinephelus dayi, Epinephelus dayi, Serranus bleekeri, Serranus coromandelicus, Serranus variolosus, Serranus waandersi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056215. ASIZP0056228. ASIZP0061832. ASIZP0070126. ASIZP0074931. ASIZP0804174. ASIZP0806493. ASIZP0900216. ASIZP0914174. ASIZP0916493. BPBMI23195. NMMBP02186. RUSI28045. SU7275.  
Common Name Duskytail grouper; Bleekeri's grouper; Bleeker's grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 16 to 18 rays, third to fifth spines longest, the interspinous membranes incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 or 9 (rarely 9) rays; pectoral-fin rays 17 to 19; pectoral-fin length contained 1.6 to 2.1 times in head length; pelvic-fin length contained 1.9 to 2.5 times in head length; caudal fin truncate or slightly convex. Lateral-body scales ctenoid; adults with a few small auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales.49 to 53; lateral-scale series 99 to 104.head & body brownish, reddish mown or purplish grey, covered with numerous reddish orange, gold, or yellow spat; dorsal fin & upper third of caudal fin with spats like those on body; lower two-thirds of caudal fin dusky.
habitats Occurs on shallow banks, but is not known from well-developed coral reefs. In Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253). Usually taken by trawling in 30-45 m or by hand-lining over rocky banks; not found from coral reefs (Ref. 11441) 
Distribution An indo-West Pacific species occurring tyhe Persian Gulf to Taiwan, Indonesia and northern coast of Austrilia. 
Utility An excellent eating fish, but it's apparently not abundant.