Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Cephalopholis  
  Cephalopholis urodeta  (Forster, 1801) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Cephalopholis nigripinnaCephalopholis nigripinnisCephalopholis urodelaCephalopholis urodelusCephalopolis nigripinnisEpinephelus erythraeusEpinephelus nigripinnisEpinephelus playfairiEpinephelus playfayriEpinephelus urodelusPerca urodeta 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; anal fin with III spines and 9 (rarely 8) rays; pectoral-fin rays 17 to 19; pectoral fins distinctly longer than pelvic fins, pectoral-fin length contained 1.3 to 1.7 times in head length; pelvic fins usually not reaching anus, pelvic-fin length contained 1.8 to 2.3 times in head length; caudal fin rounded. Snout and maxilla with minute cycloid scales, lateral-body scales ctenoid, without auxiliary scales; lateral-line scales 54 to 68; lateral-scale series 88 to 108. 
Habitat: This is a common coral reef species that is usually seen in outer reef areas, but also found in lagoons, back-reef areas, and on the reef-top. It has been collected in depths of 1 to 60 m. Randall and Brock (1960) found that it feeds mainly on fishes (68% 
Distribution: Indian Ocean from the coast of Africa (Kenya to northern South Africa) to French Polynesia and the Pitcairn Islands; not known from the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf, or the coast of India. 
Utility: It does well in an aquarium and may find a market as an aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 382521
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