Graysby (Cephalopholis cruentatus)

Also known as Cod, Coney, Grasby Seabass, Hind, Kitty Mitchell, Rockcod, Trout

Description

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

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Graysby. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Graysby (Juvenile)

Graysby (Juvenile)

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