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Goldspotted rockcod

Epinephelus coioides

(Image credit: David Harasti)

Cream/white body with large adjoining brown spots that form irregular shaped almost vertical bars across body. In between these bars are small orange-gold spots. Fins are a semi-transparent brownish colour.

Length: Up to 1 m


Estuaries, mangroves and protected silty reef. Can tolerate brackish water. Juveniles reside in estuaries with a sandy/muddy bottom and mangroves/estuaries. Mature adults migrate out of mangroves and into nearshore and outer reef habitat; 0-100 m depth

Log it

In New South Wales, log if spotted south of Smokey Cape
In Western Australia, log if spotted south of the Abrolhos Islands

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Allen,G. R (2009) ' Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia'. Fourth Edition.Western Australian Museum. Perth. Western Australia.

Andrewartha,B & Tuma, D. (2007) "Fil-o-fish Australia: Recreational and commercial fish handbook" Balnarring. Victoria. Australia

Number of sightings 3

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