Local common name:
Serranidae [Seabasses:Groupers], Subfamily: Epinephelinae
33.5 cm [max to 75 cm]
425 gm [max to 1.2 kg but believed to be heavier]
3 to 30 m
Minor Commercial Fisheries
No, nearest found, reported from Malaysia.
Body colours: Usually, it's maroon-red or red. A few long, wavy, horizonal blue lines on the head & cheeks. Minute blue spots on body, sometimes with many vertical lines. Dorsal soft rays are much higher than all other 'coralgrouper' species.
Dorsal spines:7-8, rays:10-12 ; Anal spines:3, rays:8.
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