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Orange-spotted grouper
Epinephelus coioides

Family Serranidae
updated Oct 2020

Where seen? Gaily spotted juveniles are sometimes seen on our Northern shores, among rubble. Small ones sometimes seen among seagrasses.

Features: Adults to about 95cm. Juveniles seen are much smaller. The adult is brown with darker bars and small orange spots on the sides. It is found in coastal areas including estuaries, usually alone.

Beting Bronok, Jun 12

Changi, May 14

Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Pulau Sekudu, Apr 06
What does it eat? It eats small fishes, shrimps and crabs.

Human uses: It is among the common fishes eaten in Singapore. Here, these fishes are sometimes reared in floating cages from fingerlings (young fishes) that are imported from neighbouring countries, until they reach marketable size.

Orange-spotted groupers on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Beting Bronok, Jun 18

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook..

Beting Bronok, Jun 12
Photo shared by Russel Low on facebook.

  • Allen, Gerry, 2000. Marine Fishes of South-East Asia: A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Periplus Editions. 292 pp.
  • Kuiter, Rudie H. 2002. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia: A Comprehensive Reference for Divers & Fishermen New Holland Publishers. 434pp.
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