Half-spotted Hind (Cephalopholis hemistiktos)

Also known as Cod, Duskyfin Grouper, Half-spotted Grouper, Hind, Red Sea Grouper, Rockcod, Yellowfin Grouper, Yellowfin Hind

Description

Also known as Cod, Duskyfin Grouper, Half-spotted Grouper, Hind, Red Sea Grouper, Rockcod, Yellowfin Grouper, Yellowfin Hind.

Found singly or in pairs over patchy open reef areas.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 35cm
Depth - 4-55m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean

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/Cephalopholis-hemistiktos.html

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