Brown-marbled Grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus)

Also known as Black Rockcod, Black-spotted Grouper, Black-tipped Cod, Blotch Grouper, Blotchy Grouper, Blotchy Rockcod, Carpet Cod, Cod, Flower Cod, Flowery Cod, Flowery Grouper, Flowery Rockcod, Hind, Marble Grouper, Rockcod, Summan Grouper, Tiger Grouper, Trout

Description

Also known as Black Rockcod, Black-spotted Grouper, Black-tipped Cod, Blotch Grouper, Blotchy Grouper, Blotchy Rockcod, Carpet Cod, Cod, Flower Cod, Flowery Cod, Flowery Grouper, Flowery Rockcod, Hind, Marble Grouper, Rockcod, Summan Grouper, Tiger Grouper, Trout.

Found singly in clear waters over channels around lagoon pinnacles and outer reef slopes rich in coral growth.
They feed on cephalopods, crabs and fish.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 1-60m
Widespread Indo-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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Epinephelus-fuscoguttatus.html

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