Potato Cod, The Great 8, Southern Great Barrier Reef

The Potato Cod is a very large fish and has distinctive markings on it’s skin making it easily recognisable. Many scuba divers report that they have had close up encounters with the Potato Cod due to its friendly nature and inquisitive personality.

This species has been over fished  in  most other parts of the world, we are very lucky in Australia that divers can still come face to face with them in places such as Lady Musgrave Island. Named after the large potato-shaped markings on its body, the potato cod (Epinephelus tukula) is one of the biggest members of the groper family.

Come and see the Potato Cod and the other members of The Great 8 with Lady Musgrave Experience and enjoy a day out on the great barrier reef.