Hyporthodus octofasciatus

Eightbar grouper
Characteristic features:

A brownish to dark brown grouper with 7 light brown to whitish bars on body extending onto dorsal fin, a curved white bar from head to top of gill opening; pelvic fins, outer half of the soft dorsal and anal fins blackish-brown.


To 130 cm TL.


Indo-West Pacific in tropical and subtropical waters.


Reef associated, from 40 to 350 m depth.

Similar species:

Epinephelus amblycephalus
Banded grouper

Epinephelus amblycephalus

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