Also known as Cod, Garish Grouper, Garish Rockcod, Goldbar Grouper, Hind, Japanese Cod, Neptune Grouper, Rockcod, Trout, Yellow-banded Cod.
Found singly usually in deep waters of the Pacific.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 80-250m
Widespread Pacific 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.se/summary/5366