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