Greasy Grouper (Epinephelus tauvina)

Also known as Arabian Grouper, Brown-spotted Grouper, Cod, Estuary Rockcod, Giant Grouper, Greasy Cod, Greasy Reefcod, Greasy Rockcod, Great Reefcod, Green Grouper, Hind, Malabar Grouper, Orange-spotted Grouper, Reefcod, Rockcod, Speckled Rockcod, Spotted Grouper, Trout

Description

Also known as Arabian Grouper, Brown-spotted Grouper, Cod, Estuary Rockcod, Giant Grouper, Greasy Cod, Greasy Reefcod, Greasy Rockcod, Great Reefcod, Green Grouper, Hind, Malabar Grouper, Orange-spotted Grouper, Reefcod, Rockcod, Speckled Rockcod, Spotted Grouper, Trout.

Found singly around small caves and crevasses of clearwater coral reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Juveniles over reef flats and in tidepools.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 1-300m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4461

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