PEACOCK ROCKCOD FACTS
The Peacock Rockcod is dark brown to greenish brown with many small black-edged blue spots on the head, body and fins. It ha a pale area on the chest in front of the pectoral fins. There are sometimes five or six dark bars on the rear part of the body. The spines of the dorsal fins are orange-gold.
length to 50cm
coral reefs, reef lagoons, tide pools. Most common at depths from 1m to 10m but has been found to 40m. Juveniles prefers shallow waters with dense coral.
Feeds mainly on fish. Also eats crustaceans.
The Peacock Rockcod is found in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is found from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to central Queensland.
|Common Name:||Peacock Rockcod|
Relatives in same Genus
Coral Cod (C. miniata)