Potato cod

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Potato cod
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Epinephelus tukula.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Epinephelus
Species: E. tukula
Binomial name
Epinephelus tukula
(Morgans, 1959[1])

The Potato Cod, Epinephelus tukula (also called potato grouper or potato bass) is a least concern fish as labeled by the IUCN Red List, and a native fish in Australia [2] The Potato Cod is also a native to many other Asian countries, including Malaysia.[3] It can reach a length of 8.5 feet and can weigh as much as 110 kilograms (240 pounds). The Potato Cod, although quite large, happens to be very friendly and approachable.


The Potato Cod has been fished out of most locations however it can still be found in mostly tropical waters. The fish is found mainly in the Pacific and Indian oceans. They prefer to stay in reef areas however as a juvenile the fish abides in reef tide pools.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Epinephelus tukula". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ Potato Cod, What Fish Is This, Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. Accessed on line December 23, 2007.
  3. ^ Anonymous, Author (6 August 2011). "Whopper of a Grouper". The Star. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 


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