Masked Grouper (Gracila Albomarginata)

Also known as Chestnut Grouper, Cods, Hinds, Masked Rockcod, Red-edged Cod, Red-edged Grouper, Red-edged Rockcod, Rockcods, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, Trouts, White-edged Grouper, White-margined Grouper, White-margined Rockcod, Whitesquare Cod, Whitesquare Grouper, Whitesquare Rockcod, Window Grouper, Window Rockcod

Description

Also known as Chestnut Grouper, Cods, Hinds, Masked Rockcod, Red-edged Cod, Red-edged Grouper, Red-edged Rockcod, Rockcods, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, Trouts, White-edged Grouper, White-margined Grouper, White-margined Rockcod, Whitesquare Cod, Whitesquare Grouper, Whitesquare Rockcod, Window Grouper, Window Rockcod.

Found singly or in small schools hovering in mid-water over channels and reef slope of outer reefs.
They feed on fish.
Juveniles brightly coloured with red margins resembling basslets.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 6-120m
Widespread Indo-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: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Gracila-albomarginata.html

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Masked Grouper. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Masked Grouper (Juvenile)

Masked Grouper (Juvenile)

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