Also known as Cod, Golden Grouper, Hind, Rockcod,Trout.
Found singly over mud, rock and sandy bottoms of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, fish and molluscs.
Juveniles found in schools over shallow bottoms.
Length - 140cm
Depth - 1-200m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean
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.