Peacock Grouper


Peacock grouper (Cephalopholis argus)

Peacock grouper, by Ellie Shormann

These beautiful fish (called Roi in Hawaiian) are commonly found around Indo-Pacific reefs. They are sometimes perched on top of a coral head or hiding in a cave. On the menu for grouper are small fish, crabs and shrimp. They can sometimes be seen following eels or octopus in hopes of catching a prey item that evades them! They have beautiful colors, too! They are normally brown with turquoise spots, with light brown or light yellow bars running vertically down their sides. They can even change color! They can change from darker colors to almost white. Isn’t that cool?

Click here for a printable coloring page.

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