Barred Hamlet (Hypoplectrus puella)

Also known as Bad Luck, Butter Hamlet, Cod, Hamlet, Hind, Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Bad Luck, Butter Hamlet, Cod, Hamlet, Hind, Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly close to cover over shallow coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on benthic crustaceans, small fish, zooplankton.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 3-23m
Widespread Western Central 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/12759

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