Checked Swallowtail (Odontanthias borbonius)

Also known as Blotched Anthias, Blotchy Anthias, Blotchy Deep Anthias, Spotted Anthias, Yellow-spotted Anthias

Description

Also known as Blotched Anthias, Blotchy Anthias, Blotchy Deep Anthias, Spotted Anthias, Yellow-spotted Anthias.

Found singly sometimes in caves or over rocky reefs in very deep waters of the ocean.
They feed on filamentous algae and zooplankton.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 92-300m
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/23333

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