Rock Hind (Epinephelus adscensionis)

Also known as Butterfish, Cod, Deady, Grasby, Hind, Jack, Rock Grouper, Rock Hind, Rockcod, Trout

Description

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

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Rock Hind. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Rock Hind (Juvenile)

Rock Hind (Juvenile)

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1 comment

  1. Posted by Margaret Colvin
    November 25, 2012 at 14:44 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    Fought one at the jetties, Boca Chica beach, south Texas. This is a beautiful fish. Margaret Colvin, Los Fresnos, Texas.

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