Spotted Parrotperch is a species of fish was first described by Coenraad Jacob Temminck and Hermann Schlegel 's back in 1844. Spotted Parrotperch with members of the genus Oplegnathus, and family Oplegnathidae.
How To Identify:
The body of the Spotted Parrotperch is somewhat elliptical in outline and moderately compressed. The teeth are fused forming a parrot-like beak in adults. The young knifejaws have more normal, separate incisiform teeth. The dark-spotted color pattern typical of Spotted Parrotperch fades in large adult males and the snout becomes white.
How To Catch:
In Japan, the Spotted Parrotperch are highly esteemed as gamefish and are excellent foodfish. It has recently been propagated artificially and the flesh is considered quite good.
Spotted Parrotperch are distributed from central Honshu southward to the South China Sea and Hawaii. Typically they inhabit rocky and coral reefs.