Malabar grouper

The Malabar grouper lives in the reef-associated, brackish, marine, depth range - 100 m environment.

The Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus) is one of the largest and most common cod found in tropical estuaries and on coastal reefs. It can reach a length of over 1.2m and weigh over 150kg. More

Images Malabar grouper resting on reef The Malabar grouper is a robust marine fish, with a brownish head and long body. The body is covered with small blackish-brown spots, which increase in number with age, and scattered whitish spots and blotches. More

Malabar grouper resting on reef Malabar grouper resting on reefPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: Malabar rockcod, greasy grouper, brown-spotted grouper Kingdom Animalia More

list of 44 parasite species already recorded in the malabar grouper in the whole of the Pacific Ocean. The malabar grouper has a high initial growth rate and the adult reaches 50 kg, making it a species highly prized by aquaculture operators in South-East Asia. More

Malabar Grouper on a popper lure. Dave with 2 x Malabar Grouper. Malabar Grouper on a popper lure. Malabar Grouper on a popper. * 2 x Malabar Grouper. More

on their body, Malabar Groupers have black spots while Orange-spotted Groupers are orange. Discuss and find out more about this fish Reference: Fishbase, Fishspecies, RMBR Photo Gallery - Copyright More

Malabar grouper is 30cm ~ 50cm long, but can grow as long as to 100cm. The body is in greyish brown, and horizontally displayed 5 slightlyslanted brown stripes. Each stripe is decorated with many white star-shape spots. More

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Epinephelus
Species : Epinephelus tauvina
Authority : Forssk