Andy Cornish

Goldenstriped soapfish


Goldenstriped soapfish

Sixline soapfish


  • Usually occurs singly.
  • Able to secret toxin through skin, which makes water foamy and turbid.


  • Body black.
  • 6 – 9 horizontal yellow to white stripes on body.
  • First dorsal fin black, other fins transparent.

Common Name: Goldenstripe soapfish, Sixline soapfish

Family Common Name: Groupers

Family: Epinephelidae

Scientific Name: Grammistes sexlineatus ___(Thunberg, 1792)

Genus: Grammistes

Maximum Length: 30 cm (Total Length)