Distinguishable by it's large size. Mottled olive-brown colouration covering body and fins, often with marginal yellow-green tints, small black spots and grey green patches; juveniles with irregular black and yellow markings. Largest fish on coral reefs, growing to 300 kg. Now absent from nearly all fished reefs. Length to 270 cm.
Max Size: 270 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Vulnerable
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.