Also known as Cod, Deady, Hind, Lucky Grouper, Red Hind Grouper, Rockcod, Speckled Hind, Trout.
Found singly, or in small harems, close to or resting, on rocky bottoms, of shallow reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 1-48m
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.in/summary/15