Starry Grouper (Epinephelus labriformis)

Also known as Cod, Flag Cabrilla, Flag Grouper, Hind, Red-tipped Grouper, Rock Bass, Rockcod, Trout, Red-tipped Grouper

Description

Also known as Cod, Flag Cabrilla, Flag Grouper, Hind, Red-tipped Grouper, Rock Bass, Rockcod, Trout, Red-tipped Grouper.

Found singly over rocky areas of coastal waters within the continental shelf.
They feed crustaceans during the day and fish at night.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Eastern 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-labriformis.html

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