Purple Rockcod, Blue Maori Cod, Speckled Blue Grouper, Speckled Grouper, Yellowfin Grouper
Epinephelus cyanopodus, Photo: Tom Davis
Epinephelus cyanopodus, Lord Howe Island,
Epinephelus cyanopodus, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pale bluish-grey with even covering of small black spots, black marks on upper and lower lip. Yellow tint to fins and a black vertical bar near end of tail that fades with age, and blue becomes more grey. Length to 122 cm.
Max Size: 122 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-29.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 1.5
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.