Garish Hind (Cephalopholis igarashiensis)

Also known as Cod, Garish Grouper, Garish Rockcod, Goldbar Grouper, Hind, Japanese Cod, Neptune Grouper, Rockcod, Trout, Yellow-banded Cod

Description

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

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