Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Cephalopholis  
  Cephalopholis sexmaculata  (Rüppell, 1830) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Cephalopholis coatesiCephalopholis gibbusCephalopholis sexmaculatusEpinephelus leopardusEpinephelus sexmaculatusSerranus leopardusSerranus sexmaculatusSerranus zanana  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal fin with IX spines (the fin membranes distinctly indented between them) and 14 to 16 rays; anal fin rounded, 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 1.6 times in head length; pelvic-fin length contained 1.9 to 2.2 times in head length; caudal fin well rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid, without auxiliary scales (just a few in very large specimens); lateral-line scales 49 to 54; lateral-scale series 95 to 108. 
Habitat: Coral reefs in depths of 10 to 150 m; a secretive species, generally seen hiding in caves and crevices on the outer reef slope. C. sexmaculata is active nocturnally in shallow water and diurnally in deeper water (Shpigel and Fishelson, 1989b). Rand 
Distribution: Red Sea and Indo-Pacific from South Africa (southern Natal) to French Polynesia. Confirmed records from the Indian Ocean include Kenya, Zanzibar, Comoro Islands, Mauritius, Reunion, Maldives, Chagos Islands, and Christmas Island. 
Utility: C. sexmaculata is of commercial interest to certain local fisheries. 
Name Code: 382518
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