Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i 

Family Serranidae

Cephalopholis argus - Bluespotted grouper - Häpu`u wav.gif (916 bytes)(Hawaiian) or Roi wav.gif (916 bytes) (Tahitian)

Description: dark brown or black, body covered with small bright blue spots, posterior vertical banding common
Size: to about 40 cm
Habitat: found on reefs either on coral heads or on the bottom, usually near crevices
Diet: carnivorous, feeding mainly on fishes and crustaceans. Introduced from Moorea into Hawai'i in 1956.

petro.gif (2012 bytes) Hawaiian Uses


Last update: 1/25/2005