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Black-tipped rockcod

  • Photo of Black-tipped rockcod
    Adult black-tipped rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
  • Photo of a Black-tipped rockcod underwater
    Adult black-tipped rockcod underwater (Photo: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority)
Scientific name

Epinephelus fasciatus

  • red-brown to bright red fish with darker vertical bars
  • dorsal spines tips are black and white with the white becoming less obvious with size and age
Family name

Serranidae (cods and groupers)

Family description
  • bottom-dwelling (demersal) predators
  • highly regarded food fish
  • most have small scales
  • hard to see lateral lines and usually rounded to emarginate tail fins
Size and possession limits
  • minimum size 38 cm
  • combined possession limit of 5 for all cods and groupers
  • in addition, total possession limit of 20 for all Coral Reef Fin Fish

Further information