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Leopard rockcod

  • Photo of a Leopard rockcod
    Adult leopard rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Cephalopholis leopardus

Description
  • similar to flagtail rockcod
  • saddle patch on the base of the tail
  • spot on the upper edge of the gill cover sometimes extends to form a blotch towards the eyes
  • spots cover lower jaw
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