Blue-and-yellow Grouper (Epinephelus flavocaeruleus)

Also known as Blue-and-yellow Reefcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Hins, Rockcod, Trout, Yellowfin Grouper, Yellow-finned Grouper, Yellowtail Reefcod, Yellowtail Rockcod

Description

Also known as Blue-and-yellow Reefcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Hins, Rockcod, Trout, Yellowfin Grouper, Yellow-finned Grouper, Yellowtail Reefcod, Yellowtail Rockcod.

Found singly in deep waters over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, invertebrates and spiny lobsters.
Juveniles found in shallow reefs.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 10-150m
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/7345

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Blue-and-yellow Grouper. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Blue-and-yellow Grouper (Juvenile)

Blue-and-yellow Grouper (Juvenile)

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