Epinephelus retouti

Redtipped grouper EWR
Characteristic features:

Head and body dull yellowish orange to brownish red, usually 5 faint dark bars on body; dorsal fin greenish brown; soft portion of dorsal fin, and dorsal caudal fin darker; other fins orange to brownish red.


Up to 50 cm TL.


Scattered throughout Indo-West and Central Pacific in tropical waters.


Coral reefs and outer reef slopes from 20 to 220 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with handlines and vertical longlines.

Similar species:

A distinct species, easily identified by having a head and body orange-brown with 5 faint dark bars, a greenish-brown dorsal fin, no spots and a truncate caudal fin.

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