Goldspotted cod

Goldspotted cod 

Scientific name

Epinephelus coioides.

Where they live

Goldspotted cod inhabit turbid coastal reefs and are often found in brackish water over mud and rubble. 

Juveniles are common in shallow waters of estuaries over sand, mud and gravel and among mangroves.

All cods and gropers greater than 120cm are protected species and must be released unharmed.

Size and age

Goldspotted cod can grow to 120cm, weigh in at 15kg and have been reported to live for 22 years.

Fishing tips

Baited hook and have been known to chase lures.

Last updated: 14 November 2017