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Starspotted grouper

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Starspotted grouper

Characteristics

  • Feeds on fishes and crustaceans.
  • Matures at around 19 cm (Total Length).

Description

  • Body and head covered with numerous polygonal brown spots. Spots are closely packed, leaving small, triangular white spaces in between and giving the appearance of stars.
  • Back and caudal peduncle with several brown saddle blotches formed by dark polygonal spots.
  • A brown blotch right behind eye. The similar looking Honeycomb grouper and
  • Longfin grouper do not have this blotch.

Common Name: Starspotted grouper

Family Common Name: Groupers

Family: Epinephelidae

Scientific Name: Epinephelus hexagonatus ___(Forster, 1801)

Genus: Epinephelus

Maximum Length: Coming soon