Darkfin hind

Characteristics

Usually occurs singly. Mainly feeds on small fishes and crustaceans. Suggested to be able to change sex from female to male (protogynous hermaphroditism).

Description

  • Body red to brown, gradually becoming darker towards the tail.
  • May have several vertical pale bars on body.
  • Caudal fin with two diagonal white lines, on upper and lower lobes respectively.

Common Name: Darkfin hind

Family Common Name: Groupers

Scientific Name: Cephalopholis urodeta___(Forster, 1801)

Maximum Length: 28 cm (Total Length)