leopard coral grouper

Scientific name Plectropomus leopardus
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1802
IUCN category LC
Family Serranidae
Genus Plectropomus
Plectropomus leopardus Plectropomus leopardus

Introduction

Plectropomus leopardus, commonly known as leopard coral grouper, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    120 cm
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    120 cm
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the leopard coral grouper ?

The leopard coral grouper measures around 60 cm. The dominant males can however reach 120 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and bleu body. The also has bleu tasks.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The leopard coral grouper is a fish solitary naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, the leopard coral grouper has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Hermaphrodite
    protogynous

The leopard coral grouper is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre. always born female. Growing up, individuals will change sex to become male, this is called successive hermaphroditism of the protogynous type.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 100 m

Biotope presentation

The leopard coral grouper is most often found at a depth between 3m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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