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Redmouth rockcod

  • Photo of a Redmouth rockcod
    Adult redmouth rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
  • Photo of a juvenile Redmouth rockcod
    Juvenile redmouth rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Aethaloperca rogaa

  • heavy-bodied, dark brown to black
  • sometimes has indistinct orange markings
  • juveniles have white edges on soft dorsal, anal and tail fins
  • inside the mouth is pink to crimson in colour
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, there is a total possession limit of 20 for all coral reef fin fish

Further information