Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Cephalopholis  
  Cephalopholis argus  Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Bodianus guttatusBodianus jacob-evertsenBodianus jacobevertsenCephalopolis argusEpinephelus argusSerranus guttatusSerranus immunerurSerranus myriasterSerranus thyrsites  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal fin with IX spines and 15 to 17 rays, the membranes ndented between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 9 rays; pectoral-fin rays 16 to 18; pectoral fins clearly longer than pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 1.4 to 2.0 times in head length; pelvic fins not reaching anus, their length contained 1.9 to 2.4 times in head length; caudal fin well rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid, with a few auxiliary scales in adults; lateral-line scales 46 to 51; lateral-scale series 95 to 110. 
Habitat: A common tropical species found in a variety of coral reef habitats from tide pools to depths of at least 40 m. In the Gulf of Aqaba, C. argus is found in social units comprising up to 12 adults, including one dominant male. Each group occupies a s 
Distribution: C. argus is the most widely distributed of the groupers, occurring from the Red Sea to South Africa and east to French Polynesia and the Pitcairn group, including northern Australia, Lord Howe Island, and Japan. Recently introduced to the Hawaiian  
Utility: This common and widespread species is important to artisanal fisheries throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. 
Name Code: 382511
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