Strawberry Grouper (cephalopholis spiloparaea)

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Strawberry Cod, Strawberry Coral Cod, Strawberry Hind and Strawberry Rock Cod, Orange Rock Cod, Orange Grouper, Orange-Red Pigmy Grouper.

Description

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Strawberry Cod, Strawberry Coral Cod, Strawberry Hind and Strawberry Rock Cod, Orange Rock Cod, Orange Grouper and Orange-Red Pigmy Grouper.

Found singly on steep outer reef slopes and walls in silty conditions.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 10-100m
Widespread Indo-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.

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