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Six bar rockcod

  • Photo of a Six bar rockcod
    Adult six bar rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Epinephelus sexfasciatus

  • pale brown-grey body
  • six dark bars - four on the body, one on the base of the tail and one on the nape
  • spots on soft dorsal, anal and tail fins
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 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