Also known as Cod, Hind, Indian Coral Grouper, Leopard Grouper, Red Sea Coral Grouper, Rockcod, Spotted Coral Grouper, Trout, Violet Coral Trout.
Found singly over shallow lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 10-140m
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/7430