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Trout cod

  • Photo of a Trout cod
    Adult trout cod
  • Closeup photo of an adult Trout cod
    Adult trout cod underwater
Scientific name

Epinephelus maculatus

  • honeycombed pattern of spots all over body
  • most have pale saddle blotches at start of spiny dorsal fin and between spiny and soft dorsal fin which fade with age
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 38cm
  • 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