Dogtooth Grouper (Epinephelus caninus)

Also known as Coralcod, Hind, Rockcod, Toothed Grouper, Trout

Description

Also known as Coralcod, Hind, Rockcod, Toothed Grouper, Trout.

Found singly or in schools over mud, rock and sandy bottoms and around shipwrecks of medium too deep reefs.
They feed on fish, invertebrates and molluscs.
Length - 160cm
Depth - 30-400m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean

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/9217

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