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Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790)
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Ocellated Rock-cod; Ocellated Rockcod; Small-spotted Cod; Small-spotted Rock-cod; White-spotted Rockcod; Epinephelus hoevenii Bleeker, 1849; Serranus caeruleopunctatus Bloch, 1790; Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus Bloch, 1790; Serranus hoevenii Bleeker, 1849; Holocentrus coeruleopunctatus Bloch, 1790

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Epinephelus  
  Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus    (Bloch, 1790) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Epinephelus caeruleopunctatus Epinephelus caerulopunctatus Epinephelus hoevenii Epinephelus summana Holocentrus coeruleopunctatus Serranus alboguttatus Serranus dermochirus Serranus flavoguttatus Serranus hoevenii Serranus kunhardtii   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 rays:XI,15-17; Anal rays:III,8-8; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin rounded; caudal fin rounded. Gill rakers 8-10 on upper limb, 13-17 on lower limb. Covered with small ctenoid scales; lateral line scales 51-61; lateral scales series 86-109. Body lateral and each fin deep dark and with white spots, become grey brown with growing, spot bigger and vague; dorsal fin, anal fin with a white narrow edge. 
Habitat: Occurs in rocky or coral-rich areas of deep lagoons, channels and outer reef slopes; usually in or near caves. Juveniles are found in tide pools. Feeds on fish and crustaceans. In Hong Kong living fish markets.  
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to East London, South Africa and eastward to Fiji. It is not known from the Red Sea, but it does occur in the Persian Gulf. Record from northwestern Australia (Ref. 3132) is doubtful. It is closely related to, and is often  
Utility: It has minor purpose in commercial fisheries. 
Name Code: 382534
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