Black Saddle Coral Grouper - dark variation -plectropomus laevis
Dark grey head, light grey body with 3 or 4 dark bars or saddles, small dark edged blue spots on head, body, and fins. This fish is a second color phase with a dark grey body with similar bars on it which is quite rare. Juveniles and many adults have quite different coloring, bright yellow dorsal fins and tails, dark brown saddles, brown dots on body and a white belly. Can grow to be 49 inches (4 feet) long and weigh 52 pounds. Common names: Black saddle Grouper, Black-saddled Coral Grouper, Black-saddled Coral Trout, Black-saddled Leopard Grouper, Blue spot Coral Trout, Blue spot Trout, Blue-spotted Coral Trout, Chinese Footballer, Chinese Footballer Cod, Coral Trout, Footballer Cod, Footballer Coral Trout, Footballer Trout, Giant Coral Grouper, Giant Coral Trout, Hind, Leopard Black-saddled Coral Grouper, Leopard Coral Grouper, Oceanic Coral Trout, Oceanic Trout, Rock cod, Saddleback Coral Grouper, Saddleback Coral Trout, Saddleback Grouper, Spotted Coral Grouper and Tiger Trout. Location: Misool Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. February 2020. Dimensions cropped 3915 x 2812.