Also known as Barramundi Cod, Barramundi Cod Grouper, Barramundi Cod Humpback Grouper, Barramundi Rockcod, Cod, Flatfish Grouper, Highfin Grouper, High-finned Grouper, Hind, Humpback Grouper, Humpback Rockcod, Humpback Sea Bass, Hump-backed Cod, Mouse Grouper, Pantherfish, Panther Grouper, Plum Pudding Cod, Polka-dot Cod, Polka-dot Grouper, Red Fish, Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly around dead, silty, areas, of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Juveniles reclusive, hiding in caves and crevices.
Length - 65cm
Depth - 2-40m
Widespread Eastern Indian Ocean, Western 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.