Local common name:
Sometimes, it's also known as 'Greasy grouper' locally, hence the confusion with the actual greasy grouper.
Serranidae [Sea bases: Groupers & Fairy basslets]
27.7 cm [max to 234 cm]
[max to 150 kg]
0 to 150 m
Coastal coral, rocky reefs, estuaries, mangrove swamps, sandy/mud bottoms. Feeds on fishes & crustaceans.
Yes, this particular fish was caught off the reclaimed land east of S'pore, Changi, during my 4th offshore fishing trip on 12/2/03.
Brownish in colour, with small blackish brown & white spots on the body, usually with dark brownish-black bars visible on body. Fins with scattered black spots. Often mixed up with 'Greasy Grouper[E. tauvina]' but with larger round spots[sometimes orange-red spots] & w/o white spots.
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