SPECIE NAME:Epinephelus malabaricus
COMMON NAME OF THE SPECIE:
The Malabar grouper is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific area from the eastern coast of Africa to the Tonga Islands, Red Sea included.
This grouper lives in various habitats, such as lagoons, mangroves, coral and rocky reefs, sandy and muddy bottom areas, between 2 and 150 m deep
UPTO 234 CM
UPTO 150 KG.
They feed on fish, crustaceans, and occasionally, cephalopods.
It is a protogynous hermaphrodite, as these fishes at some point in their lifespan change sex from female to male.