Tomato Cod, Red Coral Cod, Red Rockcod, Tomato Grouper, Tomato Hind, Tomato Sea Bass, Tomato Seabass
Cephalopholis sonnerati, Adult, New South Wales, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Cephalopholis sonnerati, Juvenile, New South Wales, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Cephalopholis sonnerati, Juvenile, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Cephalopholis sonnerati, Adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Light reddish/brown with a dense covering of dark or rusty-coloured spots on body, rather than bright spots of other Cephalopholis species (Rockcods). Rounded tail with a pale white margin, deep, stout body profile and a dark patch on upper region of gill cover. Indian ocean variation is more orange-red and has small white spots on head and often white blotches on body. Juveniles dark red-brown to almost black with a broad bluish white margin on tail fin. Length to 49cm.
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.