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Speckled-fin rockcod

  • Photo of a Speckled-fin rockcod
    Adult speckled-fin rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
  • Photo of a juvenile Speckled-fin rockcod
    Juvenile speckled-fin rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Epinephelus ongus

  • brownish black with profuse blue-white or yellowish speckling on head, body and most of the fins
  • black streak near mouth
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