Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Cephalopholis  
  Cephalopholis leopardus  (Lacepède, 1801) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Synonyms:Cephalopholis leopardaEpinephelus urodelopsLabrus leopardusSerranus homfrayiSerranus spilurus  details
Citation: Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with IX spines and 13 to 15 rays; anal fin with III spines and 9 or 10 rays: pectoral-fin rays 16 to 18; pectoral-fin length contained 1.4 to 1.6 times in head length; pelvic fins not reaching anus, their length contained 2.0 to 2.3 times in head length; caudal fin well rounded. Body scales ctenoid, no auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 47 to 50; lateral-scale series 79 to 88. 
Habitat: Well-developed coral reefs in depths of 3 to 38 m. Morgans (1982) reported crustacean remains in the two specimens containing food that he examined. Like most small groupers, this is a secretive species, which is usually hiding in caves and crevices in th 
Distribution: Western Indian Ocean to the central Pacific, including east African coast from Kenya to about 15ºS, most islands of the Indian Ocean, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Okinawa, Papua New Guinea, northern Australia, and most islands of the wes 
Utility: Too rare to be commercial fisheries. Sometimes caught by fishing. 
Name Code: 382516
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