Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Cephalopholis  
  Cephalopholis sonnerati  (Valenciennes, 1828) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Cephalopholis formosanusCephalopholis purpureusCephalopolis sonneratiCepholopholis sonneratiEpinephelus janthinopterusEpinephelus multinotatusEpinephelus sonneratiEpinephelus unicolorSerranus sonneratiSerranus unicolorSerranus zananella  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 and 14 to 16 rays, the membranes distinctly indented between the spines; anal fin with III spines and 9 rays; pectoral fins with 18 to 20 rays; pectoral fins subequal to pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 1.5 to 1.7 times in head length for fish 9 to 30 cm standard length (in fish larger than 30 cm standard length, the pelvic fins are longer than the pectoral fins); pelvic fins reaching or extending beyond anus; caudal fin rounded. Lateral-body scales ctenoid; lateral-line scales 66 to 80; lateral-scale series 115 to 134. 
Habitat: C. sonnerati is a coral reef species usually caught in depths of 30 to 100 m, but at Madagascar it occurs in depths of 10 to 20 m. It feeds on fishes and crustaceans. According to Morgans (1982), females mature at about 28 cm standard length and ma 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific from the east coast of Africa (from Socotra to Durban) to the Line Islands in the central Pacific; in the western Pacific, C. sonnerati ranges from southern Japan to southern Queensland. It is known from both continental and insular lo 
Utility: This common and widespread species is commercial importance throughout most of its range. 
Name Code: 382519
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