Orange-spotted Grouper (Epinephelus coioides)

Also known as Brown-spotted Grouper, Brown-spotted Rockcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Coral Trout, Estuary Cod, Estuary Rockcod, Gold-spotted Rockcod, Greasy Cod, Greasy Grouper, Hind, Northwest Grouper, Orange-spotted Cod, Orange-spotted Rockcod, Reefcod, Rockcod, Spotted Cod, Spotted River Cod, Trout

Description

Also known as Brown-spotted Grouper, Brown-spotted Rockcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Coral Trout, Estuary Cod, Estuary Rockcod, Gold-spotted Rockcod, Greasy Cod, Greasy Grouper, Hind, Northwest Grouper, Orange-spotted Cod, Orange-spotted Rockcod, Reefcod, Rockcod, Spotted Cod, Spotted River Cod, Trout.

Found singly over mud and rubble areas under jetties and piers in brackish, turbid waters of estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 1-100m
Widespread Indo-West 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/6465

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