Pacific Mutton Hamlet (Alphestes immaculatus)

Also known as Cod, Hamlet, Hind, Mutton Hamlet, Pacific Hamlet, Rock Bass, Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Cod, Hamlet, Hind, Mutton Hamlet, Pacific Hamlet, Rock Bass, Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly during the day hiding in crevices or lying in seagrass beds often partly covered in sand, out hunting for food at night over reefs.
They feed nocturnally on benthic crustaceans.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-50m
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.se/summary/8727

2 comments

  1. Posted by anya louise hegarty
    August 16, 2017 at 00:00 am - 1 person found this useful.

    thats so fascinating i am only 10 and the only thing i do on the computer is look at pictues like this

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