Harlequin Fish (Othos dentex)

Also known as Chinese Lantern, Cod, Coral Cod, Coral Hind, Coral Rockcod, Coral Trout, Harlequin Cod, Harlequin Rockcod, Hind, Rockcod, Rockfish, Tiger Cod, Trout

Description

Also known as Chinese Lantern, Cod, Coral Cod, Coral Hind, Coral Rockcod, Coral Trout, Harlequin Cod, Harlequin Rockcod, Hind, Rockcod, Rockfish, Tiger Cod, Trout.

Found in caves and along drop-offs of exposed rocky coastal reefs.
They feed on small fish.
Length - 75cm
Depth - 0-30m
Eastern Indian Ocean - South & Western Australia

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/14355

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