|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Chordata | Subphylum Vertebrata|
This common market fish is extensively cultivated in many local fish farms. Young fish are common in shallow waters along most muddy and sandy shores. Large specimens easily reach a metre in length. This fish is interesting because smaller specimens are almost always males, and as they grow larger, they undergo a sex change to females! Groupers are carnivores.
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre