Also known as Cod, Hind, Red-flushed Cod, Red-flushed Grouper, Red-flushed Rockcod, Redmouth Rockcod, Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly close to caves and holes in the reef over silty lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Juveniles mimic the angelfish - Centropyge vrolikii
Length - 60cm
Depth - 3-50m
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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6441