Epinephelus heniochus

Brindle grouper EEE
Characteristic features:

Body uniformly pale brown above and whitish ventrally, 3 faint dark diagonal stripes on head.


Up to 43 cm TL.


West Pacific in tropical waters.


Soft bottoms, from 40 to 235 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with trawls and vertical longlines.

Similar species:

A distinct species, easily identified by having the head and body pale brown dorsally, shading to whitish pink below and 3 faint dark brown stripes from the eye to rear of operculum (fading after death).

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