Marbled Grouper (Dermatolepis inermis)

Also known as Brown Marbled Grouper, Cod, Donkey Fish, Hind, Mutton Hamlet, Rockcod, Rockhind, Sicklefish Grouper, Trout

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Also known as Brown Marbled Grouper, Cod, Donkey Fish, Hind, Mutton Hamlet, Rockcod, Rockhind, Sicklefish Grouper, Trout.

Found singly around deeper waters in caves, crevices and on deep ledges.
They feed on small benthic fish.
Juveniles found in the spines of sea urchins.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 3-200m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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/Dermatolepis-inermis.html

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