Also known as Black Rockfish, Cod, Marbled Grouper, Marbled Rockfish, Hind, Rockcod, Rockfish, Trout.
Found singly over shallow to very deep waters of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 150cm
Depth - 5-250m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1209