Our site is currently being updated and pages are changing regularly. We thank you for your patience during this transition and hope that you find our new site easy to use.

Brown-barred rockcod

  • Photo of Brown-barred rockcod
    Adult brown-barred rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Cephalopholis boenak

Description
  • brown-grey in colour with eight or more vertical, darker brown bars
  • large spot on gill cover
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 cods and gropers
  • in addition to individual limits, there is a total possession limit of 20 for all coral reef fin fish

Further information