First Record of the Oblique-banded Grouper, Epinephelus radiatus (Perciformes: Serranidae) from Korea

한국산 바리과(family Serranidae) 어류 1 미기록종, Epinephelus radiatus

  • Han, Song-Hun (Department of Aquatic Biomedical Sciences, Jeju National University) ;
  • Kim, Maeng Jin (Subtropical Fisheries Research Center, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute) ;
  • Song, Choon Bok (Department of Aquatic Biomedical Sciences, Jeju National University)
  • 한송헌 (제주대학교 해양과학대학) ;
  • 김맹진 (국립수산과학원 아열대수산연구센터) ;
  • 송춘복 (제주대학교 해양과학대학)
  • Received : 2013.11.27
  • Accepted : 2014.06.21
  • Published : 2014.06.30

Abstract

A single serranid specimen of Epinephelus radiatus was collected by a hook for the commercial longline fisheries occurred near Marado, Jeju Island, Korea. The present specimen was characterized by five irregular dark brown bands passing downward and forward from upper edge of body, scales in longitudinal row 107, and pored lateral line scales 55. This species is easily distinguishable from the morphologically similar Korean serranid species of E. poecilonotus based on band patterns on body. That is, the former has five irregular oblique dark-edged brown bands, and the latter has several long horizontal bands on lateral body. We propose a new Korean name, "Ma-ra-bari," for Epinephelus radiatus.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Jeju National University

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