- Often recorded singly.
- In Hong Kong, home range is approximately 48m2.
- Females can change sex to male at 3 – 5 years old.
- Feeds on fishes and small invertebrates.
- Species was intentionally introduced into the Hawaiian Islands in the 1950s, however, the species did not successfully colonise the area.
- Body covered with brown hexagonal to round patterns. Some patterns are joined together.
- Patterns on the tail are smaller than those on the body, distinguishable from the Longfin grouper for which the patterns on the tail are similar to those on the body.
- Has spots under pectoral fin base. Readily distinguishes from Longfin grouper, which has two dark brown bands instead of spots under pectoral fin base.
Common Name: Honeycomb grouper
Family Common Name: Groupers
Scientific Name: Epinephelus merra ___(Bloch, 1793)
Maximum Length: 32 cm (Total Length)