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Coral cod

  • Photo of a Coral cod
    Adult coral cod (Photo: JE Randall)
  • Photo of a juvenile Coral cod
    Juvenile coral cod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Cephalopholis miniata

  • red body covered in blue dots except on pelvic and pectoral fins
  • yellow edge on pectoral fin
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