Local common name:
Serranidae [Sea bases: Groupers]
19.4 cm [max to 26 cm]
Silty dead reefs in protected areas. Feeds mainly on fishes & crustaceans.
Body dark reddish-brown with 7 to 8 dark bars. 9 dorsal spines. Preopercle rounded, 2 sharp edges at the top of opercle. This is a small species as the max size is only 26 cm TL. May look identical to the few local grouper species but follow the description closely, there is a difference.
This fish was caught, somewhere east of Sg during "My 2nd Offshore trip" on 5/10/02
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