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Blacksaddle rockcod

  • Photo of a Blacksaddle rockcod
    Adult blacksaddle rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Epinephelus howlandi

Description
  • pale grey-brown
  • black spots covering head, body and all fins except pectoral fin
  • distinct saddle blotches along the posterior part of back
Family name

Serranidae (cods and gropers)

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 cod and gropers
  • in addition, total possession limit of 20 for all Coral Reef Fin Fish

Further information