Highfin Grouper (Juvenile) (Epinephelus maculatus)

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

Description

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

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Highfin Grouper (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Highfin Grouper

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