Epinephelus rivulatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Monday, 12 July 2010
Location: 
Coffs Harbour Jetty
Depth: 
5m
Common name: Chinaman Rockcod
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the western Pacific, southward into temperate waters of South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In Australia recorded from Western Australia, Queensland and northern NSW, and including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands.

Ecological Notes:

Occurs on coral reefs, areas with rocky substrata, algal flats and seagrass beds. Depth range shallow to at least 150m.

Additional Notes:

Feeds on fishes and crustaceans. Grows to 35cm.

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