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