Strawberry Grouper (Cephalopholis spiloparaea)

Also known as Cod, Golden Hind, Hind, Orange Grouper, Orange Rockcod, Orange-red Pigmy Grouper, Rockcod, Strawberry Cod, Strawberry Coral Cod, Strawberry Hind, Strawberry Rockcod, Trout

Description

Also known as Cod, Golden Hind, Hind, Orange Grouper, Orange Rockcod, Orange-red Pigmy Grouper, Rockcod, Strawberry Cod, Strawberry Coral Cod, Strawberry Hind, Strawberry Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly, in silty waters, over steep, outer reef slopes and walls.
They feed on crustaceans.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 10-100m
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.de/summary/6455

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