Animal Species:Maori Rockcod, Epinephelus undulatostriatus (Peters, 1867)
Juvenile Maori Rockcod have stripes on the side of the body and a wide black stripe along the upper side . Older fish have fine lines of dots. The species only occurs in Australian waters.
Standard Common Name
The Maori Rockcod can be recognised by its pattern and colouration. Juveniles have stripes on the side of the body and a wide black stripe along the upper side and dorsal fin base. Older fish have fine lines of dots.
The species grows to 40 cm in length.
It is known from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
Coastal reefs and deep estuaries.
- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology