Daily Archives: January 2, 2014

Honey Comb Grouper ( Epinephelus merra )

epinephelus merra

Honey Comb Grouper Caught at the Marcello Fernan Bridge

Common Name:  Grouper

Local Name:  Lapu Lapu (Tagalog), Lapu Lapu, Pogapo (Cebuano)

Max Size:  32 cm

Biodiversity: Marine, Reef Associated,

Depth:  0 – 50 m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  8 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, Squid, fish or cut bait;  jigs, soft plastics, crankbaits

IUCN Red List Status:  Least Concern (LC)

This  is a small species of grouper found throughout the islands.  It Is easily distinguished by its small size and honeycomb like spots covering its body.  These fish, though small are prized as food fish.

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Omet’s Honey Comb Grouper