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Dothead rockcod

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Scientific name

Cephalopholis microprion

  • overall dark brown-grey
  • each scale has a light spot and dark margins
  • head covered with evenly spaced blue dots with dark outlines
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