Also known as Charlie Court Cod, Chinaman Cod, Chinaman Rockcod, Cod, Dotted Grouper, Green-finned Rock Cod, Halfmoon Rockcod, Hind, Hong Kong Grouper, Rockcod, Spinycheek Grouper, Trout, White-dotted Cod, White-dotted Grouper.
Found singly or in schools over algal flats, rocky areas and seagrass beds of coral reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 1-150m
Widespread Indo-West 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.