Scientific Name
Epinephelus cyanopodus  
Epinephelus cyanopodus細點石斑魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Richardson, 1846) Depth 2 - 30M
Chinese 細點石斑魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 藍鰭石斑魚 
Max Length 122 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 石斑、過魚、錢鰻鰻、手皮鱠、藍瓜石斑 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality China 
Synonyms Epinephalus kohleri, Epinephelus hoedti, Epinephelus hoedtii, Epinephelus kohleri, Epinephelus suitonis, Homalogrystes luctuosus, Serranus cyanopodus, Serranus hoedtii, Serranus punctatissimus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Richardson, J. 1846 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0062958. ASIZP0802496. ASIZP0912496. FRIP21680. NMMBP00657. NMMBP06515. NMMBP06629. NMMBP08681. NTUM00845. NTUM06635.  
Common Name Purple rockcod; Speckled grouper; Yellowfin grouper; Speckled blue grouper; Blue maori; Blue mori cod 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 16 or 17 rays, the third or fourth spine longest, its length contained 2.2 to 2.8 times in head length, the interspinous membranes not or only slightly incised; anal fin with III spines and 8 rays; pectoral fins thin (not fleshy), with 18 to 20 rays; pectoral fins subequal to pelvic fins, their length contained 1.7 to 2.0 times in head length; caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate. Lateral-body scales distinctly ctenoid, with auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 63 to 75; lateral-scale series 128 to 147. Pyloric caeca very numerous.
habitats Usually found around isolated coral heads in lagoons or bays, but also caught on outer reef area. According to Myers (1989, Ref. 4538) it usually swims out in the open, several meters above the bottom. It is readily caught by anglers at night. Feeds mainl 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan to southern Queensland and east to Fiji and the islands of Micronesia. Record from Western Australia in the Indian Ocean is dubious. 
Utility It's minor used in commercial fisheries, but pubic in aquariums.