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BiologyInhabits rocky reefs. Usually solitary (Ref. 29). Feeds mainly on crabs (67%) and fishes (20%). At Ascension I., it feeds on juvenile Melichthys niger and young sea turtles. Difficult to approach (Ref. 9710). Juveniles often seen in rockpools (Ref. 86997). Its flesh is of good quality. Marketed fresh. Angling: Like other grouper, rock hind are caught by fishing at the right depth over an irregular bottom (Ref. 84357).