Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Red Hind Grouper and Speckled Hind.
Found singly in shallow waters of protected reefs over reef patches to deep water drop-off's.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 1-48m
Widespread Western Atlantic & Caribbean
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.