Speckled Hind (Epinephelus drummondhayi)

Also known as Calico Grouper, Cod, Hind, Kitty Mitchell, Kitty Mitchell Grouper, Rock Grouper, Rockcod, Strawberry Grouper, Trout

Description

Also known as Calico Grouper, Cod, Hind, Kitty Mitchell, Kitty Mitchell Grouper, Rock Grouper, Rockcod, Strawberry Grouper, Trout.

Found singly over rocky bottoms of deep off-shore coral reefs.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 110cm
Depth - 25-180m
Widespread Western Atlantic

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/1204

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