Brown-spotted Grouper (Epinephelus chlorostigma)

Also known as Bluespot Coral Cod, Brown-spotted Reef Cod, Brown-spotted Rockcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Coral Trout, Hind, Reefcod, Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Bluespot Coral Cod, Brown-spotted Reef Cod, Brown-spotted Rockcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Coral Trout, Hind, Reefcod, Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly in both shallow to very deep waters over mud, sand and seagrass bottoms of outer reef slopes.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 80cm
Depth - 4-300m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5524

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