Also known as Edgeblack Grouper, Speckled-fin Grouper, Spotted Grouper, Suman Grouper, White-spotted Grouper.
Found in pairs, or small schools, over protected, shallow, brackish waters, of lagoons and coral reefs, rich in coral growth.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 52cm
Depth - 1-30m
Western Indian Ocean - Gulf of Aden, Red Sea
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-summana.html