Convict Grouper, Hyporthodus septemfasciatus (Thunberg 1793)

Other Names: Convict Rockcod, Sevenband Grouper

Convict Grouper, Hyporthodus septemfasciatus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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Convict Grouper, Hyporthodus septemfasciatus (Thunberg 1793)


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CAAB Code:37311060


Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:5-360 m

Habitat:Reef associated

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