Epinephelus stictus


Blackdotted grouper EIT
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Head and body yellowish brown above; belly and rear part of body white; numerous dark brownish black spots on dorsal head and body; 5 faint, oblique bars along body, the midlateral section of the bars may be darker, appearing as a squarish dark blotch and a caudal-fin margin dark brown.

Size:

Up to 33 cm TL.

Distribution:

Western Central Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Mud or sand bottoms from 60 to 140 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by trawling.

Similar species:

A distinct species, easily identified by having head and body yellowish-brown above; belly and rear part of body white; numerous dark brownish-black spots on dorsal head and body; 5 faint, oblique bars along body, the midlateral section of the bars may be darker, appearing as a squarish dark blotch and caudal-fin margin dark brown.

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