Snubnose Grouper (Epinephelus macrospilos)

Also known as Barred-chest Grouper, Bigspot Rockcod, Cod, Coral Cod, Hind, Large-spotted Rockcod, Longfin Grouper, Reef Cod, Rockcod, Snubnose Rockcod, Trout

Description

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
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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

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