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.