Also known as Cod, Dusky Perch, Dusky Seaperch, Hind, Rockcod, Trout, Yellowbelly Grouper, Yellowbelly Rockcod.
Found singly and territorial in over rocky bottoms of coral and reefs.
They feed on crabs, fish and octopus.
Juveniles found close to shore in rocky tide-pools.
Length - 150cm
Depth - 8-300m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, Western Indian Ocean
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.in/summary/6470