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Maori rockcod

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

Epinephelus undulatostriatus

Description
  • reddish-brown, wavy lines arranged in intricate patterns over the body
  • soft dorsal, anal and tail fins are edged with yellow
  • yellow streak above top lip
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 45 cm
  • combined possession limit of 5 for all cods and groupers
  • in addition, there is a total possession limit of 20 for all Coral Reef Fin Fish

Further information