Epinephelus tukula, Cod Hole, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Epinephelus tukula, Comorant Passage, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Epinephelus tukula, Photo: Thierry Rakotoarivelo
Epinephelus tukula, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Large, pale body with dark oval spots aligned in rows, dark streaks radiating from eye, and numerous small dark flecks all over body. Can adjust intensity of markings. Curious, approaching and following divers. Length to 200 cm.
Max Size: 200 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.8-31.0°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% 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.