Foursaddle Grouper (Epinephelus spilotoceps)

Also known as Cod, Foursaddle Rockcod, Hind, Rockcod, Spotty Cod, Trout

Description

Also known as Cod, Foursaddle Rockcod, Hind, Rockcod, Spotty Cod, Trout.

Found singly over upper slopes of channels and patch reefs over lagoons and reef margins.
They feed on fish.
Length - 35cm
Depth - 0-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

You will see in the picture with the Grouper under the steps that he is just digesting a meal of a Red Tooth Triggerfish!!!

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/Epinephelus-spilotoceps

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