Brown barred rock cod (species: Cephalopholis boenak) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cephalopholis boenak
Brown barred rock cod

©Lyle Vail: Cephalopholis boenak at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Cephalopholis boenak with parasitic copepod attached to head, at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: A juvenile Cephalopholis boenak at North Point, Lizard Island, depth about 21 m.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Cephalopholis
Species Cephalopholis boenak
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 26 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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.

Other references

  • Almany, G.R. (2004). Priority effects in coral reef fish communities of the Great Barrier Reef, Ecology, 85: 2872-2880. LIRS catalog number 879.
  • Almany, G.R. and M.S. Webster (2004). Odd species out as predators reduce diversity of coral-reef fishes, Ecology, 85: 2933-2937. LIRS catalog number 895.
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