Also known as Blue Line Grouper, Blue-lined Coral Cod, Blue-lined Hind, Blue-lined Rockcod, Blue-lined Sea Bass, Bluestripe Grouper, Chocolate Hind, Cod, Hind, Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly, over shallow, dead or silty reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 34cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
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-formosa