Also known as Barred-chest Grouper, Bigspot Rockcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Hind, Large-spotted Rockcod, Longfin Grouper, Reef Cod, Rockcod, Snubnose Rockcod, Trout.
Found singly over deep lagoons, outer reef slopes of oceanic and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 3-40m
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/Epinephelus-macrospilos