Also known as Cod, Coney, Grasby Seabass, Hind, Kitty Mitchell, Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly and secretive in areas with places to hide during the day, among crevices, ledges, rocky areas and seagrass beds, dispersing at night to feed over coral reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish.
Juveniles feed on shrimps.
Length - 36cm
Depth - 0-170m
Widespread Western Central Atlantic, Caribbean
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/12