Longfin Grouper (Epinephelus quoyanus)

Also known as Bar-breasted Rockcod, Barred-chest Rockcod, Barrelchest Grouper, Cod, Coral Cod, Gilbert's Rockcod, Hind, Honeycomb Cod, Honeycomb Grouper, Honeycomb Rockcod, Longfin Cod, Longfin Rockcod, Long-finned Cod, Long-finned Grouper, Long-finned Rockcod, Reef Cod, Rockcod, Rockfish Grouper, Snubnose Grouper, Spotted Grouper, Spotty Cod, Spotty Grouper, Spotty Rockcod, Star-spotted Grouper, Wirenet Cod

Description

Also known as Bar-breasted Rockcod, Barred-chest Rockcod, Barrelchest Grouper, Cod, Coral Cod, Gilbert's Rockcod, Hind, Honeycomb Cod, Honeycomb Grouper, Honeycomb Rockcod, Longfin Cod, Longfin Rockcod, Long-finned Cod, Long-finned Grouper, Long-finned Rockcod, Reef Cod, Rockcod, Rockfish Grouper, Snubnose Grouper, Spotted Grouper, Spotty Cod, Spotty Grouper, Spotty Rockcod, Star-spotted Grouper, Wirenet Cod.

Found singly sitting on the substrate and swimming over inshore silty reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, fish and worms.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 1-50m
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: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/6475

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