Painted comber (Serranus scriba )

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Pointed Comber, Redfish, Lettered Perch.

Description

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Pointed Comber, Redfish and Lettered Perch.

Found in murky waters of lagoons and seaward reefs, on rocky bottoms and in seagrass beds.
Colour varies.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 5-150m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean & Black Sea.

Groupers are solitary carnivores that hunt near the bottom usually at dusk. Food is drawn into their mouths by a powerful suction when they open their overly large mouths and then swallowed whole.
Spawning is seasonal and controlled by the moons phase.

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