Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Family: Serranidae (Sea basses: grouper and fairy basslets)

Subfamily: Epinephelinae (Groupers)

Genus/species: Cephalopholis igarashiensis

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Max length: 43.0 cm (17 in) common length: 25.0 cm (9.8 in)

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: C. igarashiensis is distributed from southern Japan to Fiji and French Polynesia. Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range up to 250 m (820 ft)

DIET IN THE WILD: Feeds on fishes and crustaceans

8REMARKS: The Garish Hind is very rare in the wild and very little is known about it.


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