Strawberry Rockcod (species: Cephalopholis spiloparaea) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cephalopholis spiloparaea
Strawberry Rockcod

©Lyle Vail: Cephalopholis spiloparaea at Snake Pit near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Cephalopholis
Species Cephalopholis spiloparaea
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 22 cm (Length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Uncommon in this area. The species has not been recorded within the Lizard Island Group and only rarely at outer reef and Snake Pit.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.