Cephalopholis sexmaculata

Saddle grouper CFX
Characteristic features:

Reddish orange with scattered small bluish spots, bluish streaks or lines near eye, 4 large black blotches below dorsal fin and 2 on caudal peduncle.


Up to 50 cm TL.


Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.


Coral reefs, from 10 to 150 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with hook-and-line, traps, and spear.

Similar species:

Cephalopholis miniata
Red coral grouper

Cephalopholis miniata

Cephalopholis miniata differs in not having black/brown saddles (vs. 6 black/brown saddles along back and caudal peduncle).

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