Malabar grouper


  • Mainly feeds on fishes and crustaceans.
  • Reported to perform protogynous (female to male) sex change at least under laboratory conditions.


  • Body brown to grey and covered with numerous black dots. The similar looking Orange-spotted grouper possesses orange or reddish brown dots instead.
  • Scattered white spots and white blotches on body.
  • Several diagonal dark bars often present on body.

Common Name: Malabar grouper

Family Common Name: Groupers

Scientific Name: Epinephelus malabaricus___(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Maximum Length: Coming soon