Animal Species:Bluelined Rockcod, Cephalopholis formosa (Shaw & Nodder, 1812)
The Bluelined Rockcod is a tropical species that can be recognised by its distinctive colouration.
Standard Common Name
Bluelined Hind, Blue-lined Rockcod
It grows to 34 cm in length.
The species occurs in tropical marine waters of the East-Indo-West Pacific.
In Australia it is known from north-western Western Australia and possibly the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- Heemstra, P.C. & J.E. Randall. 1993. Groupers of the World. (Family Serranidae, Subfamily Epinephelinae). An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Grouper, Rockcod, Hind, Coral Grouper and Lyretail Species Known to Date. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 16. FAO. Rome. Pp. 382.
- Heemstra, P.C. & J.E. Randall. Serranidae in Carpenter, K.E. & V.H. Niem. 1999. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO. Rome Pp. iii-v, 2069-2790.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
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