Saddle Grouper (Cephalopholis sexmaculata)

Also known as Cave Cod, Cave Grouper, Cave Hind, Cave Rockcod, Cod, Freckled Cod, Freckled Grouper, Freckled Hind, Freckled Rockcod, Hind, Leopard Hind, Rockcod, Saddle Cod, Saddle Hind, Saddled Cod, Saddled Grouper, Saddled Rockcod, Sixband Cod, Sixband Grouper, Sixband Hind, Sixband Rockcod, Six-banded Cod, Six-banded Grouper, Six-banded Hind, Six-banded Rockcod, Sixbar Cod, Sixbar Grouper, Sixbar Hind, Sixbar Rockcod, Six-barred Cod, Six-barred Grouper, Six-barred Hind, Six-barred Rockcod, Sixblotch Cod, Sixblotch Grouper, Sixblotch Hind, Sixblotch Rockcod, Sixspot Cod, Sixspot Grouper, Sixspot Hind, Sixspot Rockcod, Six-spotted Cod, Six-spotted Grouper, Six-spotted Hind, Six-spotted Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Cave Cod, Cave Grouper, Cave Hind, Cave Rockcod, Cod, Freckled Cod, Freckled Grouper, Freckled Hind, Freckled Rockcod, Hind, Leopard Hind, Rockcod, Saddle Cod, Saddle Hind, Saddled Cod, Saddled Grouper, Saddled Rockcod, Sixband Cod, Sixband Grouper, Sixband Hind, Sixband Rockcod, Six-banded Cod, Six-banded Grouper, Six-banded Hind, Six-banded Rockcod, Sixbar Cod, Sixbar Grouper, Sixbar Hind, Sixbar Rockcod, Six-barred Cod, Six-barred Grouper, Six-barred Hind, Six-barred Rockcod, Sixblotch Cod, Sixblotch Grouper, Sixblotch Hind, Sixblotch Rockcod, Sixspot Cod, Sixspot Grouper, Sixspot Hind, Sixspot Rockcod, Six-spotted Cod, Six-spotted Grouper, Six-spotted Hind, Six-spotted Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly or in small schools, during the day over deep walls with caves for shelter, moving too shallow waters, at night hunting for food, over coastal and outer reefs, rich with soft coral and sponge growth.
They feed on fish.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 6-150m
Widespread Indo-Pacific Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Cephalopholis-sexmaculata.html

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