Cephalopholis urodeta

Darkfin grouper CWU
Characteristic features:

Dark reddish brown sometimes with faint spots and/or dark bars, 2 white lines on caudal fin that converge posteriorly.


Up To 28 cm TL.


Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.


Coral reefs, from 1 to 60 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with hook-and-line, gill nets, and in traps.

Similar species:

Cephalopholis spiloparaea
Strawberry grouper

Cephalopholis spiloparaea

Cephalopholis spiloparaea differs in having 2 white lines following the rear corners of the caudal fin (vs. 2 white lines extending from dorsal and ventral of hypural plate to rear caudal-fin margin).

Cephalopholis leopardus
Leopard grouper

Cephalopholis leopardus

Cephalopholis leopardus differs in having upper and lower caudal-fin tips white (vs. 2 while lines on caudal fin).

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