Also known as Cod, Hind, Rockcod, Slender Rockcod, Trout, Whiteline Grouper, Whiteline Rockcod, White-lined Cod, White-lined Grouper, White-lined Rockcod.
Found singly, over clear water lagoons and seaward reefs, rich in coral growth.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Juveniles blue/gold striped, they mimic small mouthed striped wrasses.
Length - 65cm
Depth - 5-80m
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/4922