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