Potato grouper

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Potato grouper
Epinephelus tukula 1866.jpg
Epinephelus tukula.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Epinephelus
E. tukula
Binomial name
Epinephelus tukula
(Morgans, 1959)
Kanic tukula rozšíření.JPG
Potato grouper range (green)

The potato grouper (Epinephelus tukula), also called the potato cod or potato bass, is a least concern fish as labeled by the IUCN Red List, and a native fish in Australia [1] The potato grouper is also a native to many other Asian countries.[2] It can reach a length of 2.6 metres (8.5 ft) and can weigh as much as 110 kilograms (240 lb).


Epinephelus tukula is not a common species where fishing is known to occur, but may be more common in unfished areas. The species, while highly localized, has a patchy distribution and is particularly rare in Japan.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Potato Cod, What Fish Is This, Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. Accessed on line December 23, 2007. Archived from the original on April 06, 2007.
  2. ^ Anonymous, Author (6 August 2011). "Whopper of a Grouper". The Star. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2011.

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