Also known as Butterfish, Cod, Deady, Grasby, Hind, Jack, Rock Grouper, Rock Hind, Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly or in harems over hard bottoms, around jetties and oil rigs close to coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crabs, small fish and young sea turtles.
Juveniles found in rockpools.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 1-120m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, 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/14300