Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Creole Bass, Atlantic Creolefish and Ruby Anthias.
Found singly or in small to large schools over deep water reefs.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 7-48m
Widespread Western Atlantic & Caribbean
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.