Leopard Coral Grouper (Plectropomus leopardus)

Also known as Blue-dotted Coral Trout, Bluespot Trout, Blue-spotted Sea Bass, Cod, Common Coral Trout, Coral Grouper, Coral Trout, Hind, Leopard Cod, Leopard Coral Trout, Leopard Trout, Rockcod, Salmon Cod, Spotted Coral Grouper, Trout

Description

Also known as Blue-dotted Coral Trout, Bluespot Trout, Blue-spotted Sea Bass, Cod, Common Coral Trout, Coral Grouper, Coral Trout, Hind, Leopard Cod, Leopard Coral Trout, Leopard Trout, Rockcod, Salmon Cod, Spotted Coral Grouper, Trout.

Found singly during the day over lagoons and midshelf reefs rich in coral growth hiding under ledges at night.
They feed on fish.
Juveniles found over coral rubble of shallow reefs.
Length - 70cm
Depth - 3-100m
Widespread Western 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/4826

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