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