Also known as Blackfin Cod, Blotch's Rockcod, Brown-spotted Rockcod, Cod, High-finned Grouper, Hind, Marbled Grouper, Marbled Rockcod, Rockcod, Spotted Grouper, Spotted Rockcod, Spotty Cod, Trout Cod, Trout.
Found singly, around isolated coral heads, bases of reefs and open sandy areas of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, sand dwelling small fish and octopus.
Juveniles over shallow coral rubble areas of reefs.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 2-100m
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/5350