Tiger Grouper (Mycteroperca tigris)

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts.

Description

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds and Trouts.

Found singly resting on the bottom on reefs and reef walls.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 1m
Depth - 3-20m
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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