Marbled Coral Grouper (Plectropomus punctatus)

Also known as Cod, Coral Trout, Hind, Leopard Coral Trout, Marbled Leopard Grouper, Mottled Coral Grouper, Mottled Coral Trout, Trout

Description

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

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