Animal Species:Whitespotted Grouper, Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790)
The Whitespotted Grouper is grey-brown with large white blotches and small white spots on the head, body and dorsal fin.
Ocellated Rock-cod, Ocellated Rockcod, Small-spotted Cod, Small-spotted Rock-cod, White-spotted Rockcod
The species grows to 60 cm in length.
It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-west-central-Pacific.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology