Image by U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - License: Public Domain. (view image details)
TROUT COD FACTS
The Trout Cod is light brown with fairly evenly distributed dark brown spots. There are darker bands on the sides extending into the fins. Juveniles are darker with some white blotches, becoming more spotted with age. The dorsal fin is spiny and fairly tall.
length to 50cm
Adults are found in coral heads of lagoon and seaward reefs at depths from 2m - 100m. Juveniles are found in shallow coral rubble.
bottom-dwelling fish, crustaceans, octopus
The Trout Cod is found in tropical marine waters of the Western Pacific. In Australia it is found around north-western Western Australia and along the east coast from the northern Great Barrier Reef to the central coast of New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Trout Cod|
Relatives in same Genus
Blacktip Rockcod (E. fasciatus)
Flowery Cod (E. fuscoguttatus)
Queensland Groper (E. lanceolatus)
Honeycomb Grouper (E. merra)
Camouflage Grouper (E. polyphekadion)
Potato Cod (E. tukula)