Also known as Cod, Fireback Grouper, Hind, Monkey Rockfish, Princess Rockfish, Red Rockfish, Rockcod, Rockfish, Rockhind, Rocky Grouper, Trout, Yellow-finned Grouper.
Found singly resting on mud bottoms over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on small fish and squid.
Juveniles found in seagrass beds.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 1-140m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
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.in/summary/1216