Also known as Blue-finned Rockcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Hind, Dothead Rock Grouper, Dothead Rockcod, Dot-tailed Rockcod, Freckled Hind, Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly in shallow silty waters over dead corals of mid shelf lagoons and back reef areas.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Juveniles found around coral and rubble areas.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 0-50m
Widespread Western 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/6449