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
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.