Fish ID: Peacock Rockcod

Rockcod grouper peacock rockcod cephalopholis argus ci
Family Grouper (SERRANIDAE)
species Cephalopholis argus
size Up to 50cm
locality Rocky coastal and outer reefs
behaviour Solitary or in small groups
range East Africa to central pacific to northen Australia

Has the ability to change from pale to quite dark brown very rapidly. The white bars are not always visible and the whole body could be dark brown, with blue black-edged spots. Blue margins on fins and tail are always present.