This species is characterised by thick lips and a prominent forehead hump. Juveniles pale greenish with elongate dark spots on scales tending to form long bars. There are 2 black lines posteriorly from eye.
Maximum length: 85.3 cm (TL), common length: 50-65 cm (TL)
This species feeds on a variety of food items like mollusks, finfishes, sea urchins, crustaceans and other invertebrates
It is popular as a game fish and aquarium fish
Hook and line, trap, trawl