Masked Grouper (Gracila Albomarginata)

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Masked Rockcod, Window Grouper, Window Rockcod, White-square Cod, White-square Grouper, White-square Rockcod, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, White-margined Grouper, White-margined Rockcod, Chestnut Grouper.

Description

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Masked Rockcod, Window Grouper, Window Rockcod, White-square Cod, White-square Grouper, White-square Rockcod, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, White-margined Grouper, White-margined Rockcod and Chestnut Grouper.

Found singly hovering in mid-water on steep outer reefs.
Adults dull colour with white square hence (Window Grouper)
Juveniles brightly coloured with red margins resembling basslets.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 6-70m
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.

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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