Blackfin Grouper (Cephalopholis nigripinnis)

Also known as Banded-tail Coralcod, Blackfin Rockcod, Cod, Coralcod, Darkfin Hind, Duskyfin Hind, Duskyfin Rockcod, Hind, Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Banded-tail Coralcod, Blackfin Rockcod, Cod, Coralcod, Darkfin Hind, Duskyfin Hind, Duskyfin Rockcod, Hind, Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly in lagoons and outer reefs rich in coral growth, frequently found at shrimp cleaning stations.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 28cm
Depth - 0-60m
Widespread Indian Ocean

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/Cephalopholis-nigripinnis.html

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