Pacific Creolefish (Paranthias colonus)

Also known as Cod, Creole Bass, Hind, Red Pacific Creolefish, Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Cod, Creole Bass, Hind, Red Pacific Creolefish, Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly or in small to large schools high above deep water reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 35cm
Depth - 10-70m
Widespread 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.org/summary/8325

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