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Six spot rockcod

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

Cephalopholis sexmaculata

Description
  • deep red fish
  • blue freckling over the head, body and fins
  • six black saddle bars are obvious along the back
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