Potato Grouper (Epinephelus tukula)

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Potato Rockcod, Potato Cod, Potato Bass, Brown-Marbled Reef Cod.

Description

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Potato Rockcod, Potato Cod, Potato Bass and Brown-Marbled Reef Cod.

Found singly in coastal lagoons and seaward reefs.
This is a huge and friendly fish who is very inquisitive to divers!
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 2m
Depth - 5-150m
Widespread Indo-Asian Pacific

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. (edit)

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