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Roving Coralgrouper Video Stock Footage

The roving coral grouper has a body which is elongate and robust, with the standard length being 2.9 to 3.9 times the depth of the body. The preopercle is mostly rounded, with three large, downward pointing spines along the bottom half. The gill cover has two skin cvered spines on either side of a naked central spine. The dorsal fin contains 7-8 spines and 10-12 soft rays while the anal fin contains 3 spines and 8 soft rays. The spiny part of the dorsal fin has a shorter base than the soft-rayed part. The caudal fin is a truncate in adults and emarginate in juveniles. The head, body, and fins are coloured brown to orange-red, with many small blue spots each with dark edges, some of these spots on thehead and flanks are elongated, normally vertically, with much less spotting on the lower body. There is often a blue ring around the eye, althougfh this may be broken. This species attains a total length of 120 centimetres (47 in). Learn more about Roving Coralgrouper

View related species in family group: Grouper

Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Serranidae: Plectropomus pessuliferus

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