Also known as Cloudy Rock Cod, Cod, Hind, Rockcod, Trout, Spotted Grouper, Spotted Rock Cod.
Found singly in murky turbid waters over silty sand bottoms of estuaries, harbours, coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 1-20m
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/7343