Scientific Name
Hyporthodus septemfasciatus
Hyporthodus septemfasciatus七帶下美鮨
by: ©The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Author (Thunberg, 1793) Depth 5 - 150M
Chinese 七帶下美鮨 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 七帶下美鮨 
Max Length 155 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石斑、過魚、鱠仔、假油斑 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Réunion I. 
Synonyms Epinephelus compressus, Epinephelus octofasciatus, Epinephelus septemfasciatus, Perca 7-fasciata, Perca septemfasciata, Perca septemfasciatus, Plectropoma susuki, Serranus octocinctus   
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Heemstra, P.C. etc. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Convict grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI spines and 14 or 15 rays, the interspinous membranes deeply incised, the third or fourth spine longest, its length contained 2.1 to 2.7 times in head length and subequal to longest dorsal-fin rays; anal fin with III spines and 9 rays; ectoral-fin rays 17 to 19; pelvic fins shorter than pectoral fins, pelvic-fin length contained 1.8 to 2.0 times in head length; caudal-peduncle depth contained 1.2 to 1.5 times in its length; caudal fin rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid, with a few auxiliaries; lateral-line scales 63 to 70;lateral-scale series 105 to 118. Pyloric caeca numerous, in 3 or 4 dendritic bundles with more than 80 terminal branches.
habitats Rocky reefs in shallow water; common in depths of 5 to 30 m. Kitajima et al. (1991) described the development of eggs, larvae and juveniles reared from artificially fertilized eggs. The newly hatched larvae (1.85 mm) have an oil globule at the posterior e 
Distribution E. septemfasciatus is known with certainty only from Japan, Korea, and China (Fig. 402); reports of this species from other areas appear to be based on misidentifications of E. octofasciatus
Utility This species is of some commercial importance in Japan and probably also in Korea and China.