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Four saddle rockcod

  • Juvenile and sub-adult four saddle rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
    Juvenile and sub-adult four saddle rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
  • Photo of a Four saddle rockcod
    Adult four saddle rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Epinephelus spilotoceps

Description
  • four saddles usually present along back from middle of dorsal fin to base of tail
  • spots form a wire netting pattern over the body and fins
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