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Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck &. Schlegel, 1843)
DOTTED GROUPER
Black-dotted Rock-cod; Black-spotted Rockcod; Broken-line Grouper; Epinephelus magniscuttis Postel, Fourmanoir and Guézé, 1963; Serranus epistictus Temminck and Schlegel, 1843

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Epinephelus  
  Epinephelus epistictus    (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Epinephelus episticus Epinephelus heniochus Epinephelus magniscuttis Epinephelus praeopercularis Epinephelus stigmogrammacus Serranus epistictus Serranus praeopercularis   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,14-15; anal rays:III,7-8; pectoral rays:16-19; Iateral-line scales 55-70; longitudinal scale series 105-127; scales on body ctenoid except anterodorsally, on thorax, and abdomen; no auxiliary scales on body; no scales on maxilla; first gill arch with gill rakers 8-10 + 15-18; pyloric caeca 8-10; body depth 2.8-3.3 in SL; head length 2.25-2.45 in SL; 2 rows of teeth on midside of lower jaw;caudal fin slightly to moderately rounded; pectoral fins 1.65-2.1 in head; pelvic fins short, not reaching anus, 2.1-2.6 in head. Light brown to yellowish brown, shading to pale lavender-brown ventrally, with very small dark brown spots on body, often concentrated on upper half; a faint broad dark band from orbit to opercular flap and 2 narrower oblique dark bands on cheek, the lowermost a continuation of a narrow dark brown streak at upper edge of maxillary groove. Juveniles with dark spots on head and body arranged in 3 longitudinal rows. 
Habitat: Rocky and trawl able bottoms in depths of 71 to 290 m. Nothing has been published on the biology of E. epistictus
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Kenya to South Africa; Oman, west coast of India, Korea, Japan including Ogasawara Islands, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northern Australia. 
Utility: Probably of some commercial importance, but separate catch statistics are not available for E. epistictus
Name Code: 382538
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