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Thinspine rockcod

  • Photo of a Thin spine rockcod
    Adult thinspine rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
  • Photo of a juvenile Thin spine rockcod
    Juvenile thinspine rockcod (Photo: JE Randall)
Scientific name

Gracila albomarginata

Description
  • large, blue-white square on the sides
  • thin, oblique blue stripes across face on each side of eye
  • short, vertical pale bars on sides of the body
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