Camouflage Grouper (Epinephelus polyphekadion)

Also known as Blue-tailed Cod, Camouflage Cod, Camouflage Rockcod, Cod, Flowery Grouper, Hind, Marble Grouper, Marbled Cod, Marbled Grouper, Rockcod, Smalltooth Grouper, Small-toothed Cod, Small-toothed Grouper, Small-toothed Rockcod, Smooth Flowery Rockcod, Snoutspot Grouper, Snoutspot Rockcod, Snout-spots Grouper, Snout-spots Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Blue-tailed Cod, Camouflage Cod, Camouflage Rockcod, Cod, Flowery Grouper, Hind, Marble Grouper, Marbled Cod, Marbled Grouper, Rockcod, Smalltooth Grouper, Small-toothed Cod, Small-toothed Grouper, Small-toothed Rockcod, Smooth Flowery Rockcod, Snoutspot Grouper, Snoutspot Rockcod, Snout-spots Grouper, Snout-spots Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly or in schools close to cave and crevice swim throughs over lagoons and outer reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, small fish and gastropods.
Length - 75cm
Depth - 1-46m
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: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/6473

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