White-blotched Grouper (Epinephelus multinotatus)

Also known as Areolate Grouper, Brown Rock Cod, Cod, Hind,Rankin Cod, Rankin's Rock Cod, Rockcod, Trout, White-blotched Rock Cod, White-spotted Rock Cod

Description

Also known as Areolate Grouper, Brown Rock Cod, Cod, Hind,Rankin Cod, Rankin's Rock Cod, Rockcod, Trout, White-blotched Rock Cod, White-spotted Rock Cod.

Found singly or in schools over murky shallow and deep waters of coral reefs.
They feed on crabs and small fish.
Juveniles found over inshore reefs often mimicking the damselfish Neopomacentrus sindensis.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 1-110m
Widespread Indian 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.de/summary/7354

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