Kelp Bass (Paralabrax clathratus)

Also known as Calico Bass, Cod, Hind, Rock Sea Bass, Rockcod, Tangbar, Trout

Description

Also known as Calico Bass, Cod, Hind, Rock Sea Bass, Rockcod, Tangbar, Trout.

Found singly usually close to kelp beds throughout the water column in shallow to deeper waters of reefs.
They feed on cephalopods, small fish, benthic invertebrates and plankton.
Length - 70cm
Depth - 1-60m
Widespread Eastern 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/3335

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