Epinephelus marginatus, Canary Islands, Spain, Photo: Graham Edgar
Epinephelus marginatus, Juvenile, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Mediterranean, Temperate Africa, Temperate northern Atlantic, Temperate South America
Olive to dark grey, sometimes becoming pale on lower body, breast yellowish, irregular pale blotches on head and body, usually arranged in vertical series, broad, black outer margins on fins, and a yellow stripe along the top of the spiny dorsal fin. Solitary and territorial.
Max Size: 150 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.5-29.1°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Endangered
Occurrence: Common (24% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.