Dot-head Rockcod (species: Cephalopholis microprion) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cephalopholis microprion
Dot-head Rockcod

©Victor Huertas: Cephalopholis microprion at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island.

©Victor Huertas: Cephalopholis microprion in the Lizard Island lagoon. The smaller fish in foreground is Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Cephalopholis
Species Cephalopholis microprion
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 24 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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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

  • Allan, B.J.M., B. Illing, E.P. Fakan, P. Narvaez, A.S. Grutter, P.C. Sikkel, E.C. McClure, J.L. Rummer and M.I. McCormick (2020). Parasite infection directly impacts escape response and stress levels in fish. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223: jeb230904. LIRS catalog number 2445.
  • Bott, N.J., T.L. Miller and T.H. Cribb (2013). Bucephalidae (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) of Plectropomus (Serranidae: Epinephelinae) in the tropical Pacific. Parasitology Research, 112: 2561-2584. LIRS catalog number 1717.
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