Surge Grouper (Epinephelus socialis)

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts

Description

Also known as Cod, Hind, Rockcod, Trout.

Found singly in shallow surge zones of lagoons and exposed outer reefs of Oceanic Atolls.
They feed on crustaceans, small fish and octopus.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Pacific Ocean

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/7362

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