Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Cephalopholis  
  Cephalopholis aurantia  (Valenciennes, 1828) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Bodianus indelebilisCephalopholis analisCephalopholis aurantiusCephalopholis indelibilisCephalopholis obtusaurisCephalopholis obtusaurusEpinephelus analisEpinephelus aurantiusEpinephelus miltostigmaSerranus analisSerranus aurantius  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with IX spines and 14 to 16 rays, the membranes distinctly incised between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 9 (rarely 8) soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 17 to 19; pectoral fins distinctly longer than pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 1.3 to 1.5 times in head length; pelvic fins reach to or slightly short of anus, their length contained 1.6 to 2.0 times in head length; caudal fin well rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid; lateral-line scales 47 to 53; lateral-scale series 94 to 121. 
Habitat: C. aurantia is a deep-water grouper usually caught in depths over 100 m. Specimens are rare in museums.  
Distribution: South Africa and islands of the western Indian Ocean to the central Pacific and Japan.Except for a single specimen caught off the coast of Natal, South Africa, we know of no confirmed records from continental localities. 
Utility: Because of its small size and occurrence in moderately deep water, C. aurantia is of little commercial importance as a food fish. 
Name Code: 382512
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