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Aethaloperca rogaa (Forsskål, 1775)
Red-flushed Cod; Red-flushed Rock-cod; Red-flushed Rockcod; Redmouth Groper; Redmouth Grouper; Perca rogaa Forsskal, 1775

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Aethaloperca  
  Aethaloperca rogaa    (Forsskål, 1775) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Aethaloperca rogan Aethaloperca rogga Aethaloperca rogoa Aetheloperca rogaa Aetholoperca rogaa Athaloperca rogae Cephalopholis rogaa Perca lunaria Perca rogaa   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Dorsal fin with IX spines and 17 or 18 rays, the fin origin over opercle; dorsal-fin membranes slightly incised between the spines, the third or fourth spine longest; anal fin with III spines and 8 or 9 rays; middle dorsaland anal-fin rays elongate in adults, giving these fins an angular profile, with the rear margin almost vertical; pectoral fins asymmetric, with 17 to 19 rays, the fifth or sixth ray longest; a well-developed scaly flap of skin joining upper pectoral-fin rays to body; pelvic fins subequal to pectoral fins, reaching to or beyond anus; caudal fin truncate, with 8 branched rays and 9 procurrent rays in upper part and 7 branched rays and 8 procurrent rays in lower part. Scales on body ctenoid, with auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 48 to 54; lateral-scale series 94 to 104. Pyloric caeca 10. Supraneural bones 2, not noticeably curved; dorsal and anal fins with 3 or 4 trisegmental pterygiophores; rear edge of first dorsal-fin pterygiophore not excavated for tip of third neural spine; epipleural ribs on vertebrae 1 to 10; cranium cuneiform, high posteriorly, with an elevated supraoccipital crest continuous with a well-developed median crest on the frontals; parietal crests convergent anteriorly, not reaching frontals; dorsolateral crests on frontals are approximately parallel, project laterally and are medial to and separate from the postorbital processes; interorbital region of cranium distinctly convex. 
Habitat: Aethaloperca prefers well-developed coral reefs in depths of 3 to at least 60 m. Usually seen in or near caves and holes in the reef. Morgans (1982) reported that small fishes (including Pempheris sp., a common cave dweller) are the primary  
Distribution: Red Sea to South Africa and east to the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) in the central Pacific; Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Caroline Islands, Palau, iland, India, Pakistan, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and probab 
Utility: An uncommon species, occasionally seen in markets. 
Name Code: 382505
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