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Comet Grouper

  • Photo of a Comet groper
    Adult comet groper (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Epinephelus morrhua

  • distinctive oblique bands run from the snout to the upper body
  • lower band made up of a series of horizontal blotches
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 groupers
  • in addition, total possession limit of 20 for all Coral Reef Fin Fish

Further information