Also known as Cod, Hind, Maori Cod, Maori Grouper, Red-speckled Rockcod, Rockcod, Scribbled Rockcod, Trout.
Found over rocky areas of coral reefs.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, molluscs.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 27-80m
Western Pacific - Australia
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/7371