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Taxonomy Name Epinephelus sexfasciatus
Class Osteichthyes
Order
Genus Epinephelus
Family Serranidae
DOF Valid Name Kerapu bebeh
Common Name Coral cod, Coral cod red banded, Grouper, Red-banded grouper, Sea bass, Six-banded rock cod
Fish Base Name Sixbar grouper
Local Name Balang, Chiok kau, Kerapu, Kueh kau
Synonym
Original author Epinephelus sexgasciatus
Body Color Head and body pale greyish brown with 5 dark brown bars on the body and 1 on nape. Scattered pale spots may be present on body and some faint small brown spots are often on the edged of the dark bars. The soft dorsal, caudal and pelvic fins dusky grey, the pectoral fins greyish or orange-red. The jaws and ventral parts of the head sometimes pale reddish brown
Spesific Description Body oblong and compressed. Snout pointed and about equal to eye diameter. Large, terminal mouth with thick lips. Long villiform teeth in both jaws and palatines, with a few canine teeth at anterior part of both jaws. Lower jaw prominent. Maxilla reaching just slightly beyond eye. Vertical preopercular margin finely serrated, with 2 spines at lower angle. Operculum with 3 flat spines, 2nd being largest. Lateral line arch nearly running parallel to dorsal profile. Dorsal and anal fins with scaly basal sheath. Pectoral fin tip rounded and longer than pelvic fin. Pelvic fin connected to abdomen by membrane. Caudal fin rounded. Dept range 10-80 m