Epinephelus fasciatus


Blacktip grouper EEA
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Pale pinkish to greenish yellow (often reddish on death) with 5 or 6 darker reddish bars, tips of membranes of spinous dorsal fin black.

Size:

Up to 36 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Coral and rocky reefs, from 4 to 160 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

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

Similar species:

A distinct species, easily identified by having a reddish body colour with paler blotches and/or bars on head or body, and dorsal-fin spines black tipped.

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