Misty Grouper (Hyporthodus mystacinus)

Also known as Big-eyed Grouper, Black Grouper, Cod, Convict Grouper, Eightbar Grouper, Hind, Moustache Grouper, Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Big-eyed Grouper, Black Grouper, Cod, Convict Grouper, Eightbar Grouper, Hind, Moustache Grouper, Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly usually in deep waters.
They feed on crustaceans, small fish and squid.
Juveniles found over shallow waters.
Length - 160cm
Depth - 30-400m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean, Eastern 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/Hyporthodus-mystacinus

1 comment

  1. So this grouper looks more like Malabar Grouper - Epinephelus Malabaricushttps://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/malabar-grouper/3049 However if it was this one then it is half way around the world from where it should be! So I am assuming it is the one I have identified it with. I could be wrong check out our blog about fish in strange places! The other fish in the picture are probably Razor Surgeonfish - Prionurus laticlavius https://www.whatsthatfish.com/fish/razor-surgeonfish/2877

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