Red Hind (Epinephelus guttatus)

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Red Hind Grouper, Speckled Hind.

Description

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.
Colour varies.
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.

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