Also known as Cod, Coral Trout, Hind, Leopard Coral Trout, Marbled Leopard Grouper, Mottled Coral Grouper, Mottled Coral Trout, Trout.
Found singly, or in small schools, usually in shallow waters, drifting high over the bottom, of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on fish.
Length - 96cm
Depth - 3-60m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean
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/7373