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Flowery rockcod

  • Photo of a Flowery cod
    Adult flowery cod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus

  • pale brown
  • spotted all over with irregular dark blotches (flowers)
  • humped nape and small eyes
Family name

Serranidae (cods and groupers)

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 50 cm
  • maximum size 70 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