Hexagon Grouper (Epinephelus hexagonatus)

Also known as Cod, Hexagon Rockcod, Hind, Honeycomb Grouper, Honeycomb Reefcod, Rockcod, Sharp-spotted Grouper, Star-spotted Grouper, Trout, White-speckled Rockcod, Wirenet Rockcod, Wire-netting Cod

Description

Also known as Cod, Hexagon Rockcod, Hind, Honeycomb Grouper, Honeycomb Reefcod, Rockcod, Sharp-spotted Grouper, Star-spotted Grouper, Trout, White-speckled Rockcod, Wirenet Rockcod, Wire-netting Cod.

Found singly and well camouflaged over shallow areas of exposed outer reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 27cm
Depth - 0-30m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Epinephelus-hexagonatus

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