Dot-head Rockcod (species: Cephalopholis microprion) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cephalopholis microprion
Dot-head Rockcod


©Victor Huertas: Cephalopholis microprion at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Victor Huertas: Cephalopholis microprion in the Lizard Island lagoon. The smaller fish in foreground is Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Cephalopholis
Species Cephalopholis microprion
Status least concern

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 24 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bott, N.J., T.L. Miller and T.H. Cribb (2013). Bucephalidae (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) of Plectropomus (Serranidae: Epinephelinae) in the tropical Pacific. Parasitology Research, 112: 2561-2584. LIRS catalog number 1717.
  • Caley, M.J. and D. Schluter (2003). Predators favour mimicry in a tropical reef fish, Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B, 270: 667-672. LIRS catalog number 813.
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