Also known as Brown Grouper, Cod, Deer Grouper, Hamlet, Hind, Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly resting on mud and rocky bottoms of the ocean.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Juveniles found over shallow waters.
Length - 125cm
Depth - 5-330m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
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/Epinephelus-morio.html