White-streaked grouper

Characteristics

  • Usually occurs singly.
  • Feeds on crustaceans, octopus and fishes.
  • Exhibits spawning aggregations elsewhere.
  • Most females mature at around 3 years old.
  • Suggested to exhibit protogynous (female to male) sex change.

Description

Adults:
  • Body brown with numerous white dots and white blotches.
  • White spots also appear on head and fins.
  • White spots may join to form wavy lines.
Juveniles:
  • Body dark brown.
  • Numerous white to yellow spots on head, body and fins.

Common Name: White-streaked grouper

Family Common Name: Groupers

Scientific Name: Epinephelus ongus___(Bloch, 1790)

Maximum Length: 40 cm (Total Length)