Groupers

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Rockcod/Groupers

Vito rinwana

Bass, Coral groupers

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Epinephelinae

Size

Ku fika eka 2 m, hixitalo 40 cm.

Nhlamuselo

Yina miri lowukulu xikanwe na nomo lowukulu. Ncila wakona hixitalo iwa xirhendzevutani ehandle ka rixaka rinwe ntsena. Ti pectoral fins ta yona natona ita xirhendzevutani.Muhlovo wa hambana hambana kusuka eka buraweni na swicoticoti swobasa kuya eka ku tshuka loku vangamaka.

Vuxokoxoko

Ndyangu wa yona wuna swindyangwana swa 31 na tinxaka ta 99. Muxaka lowu watinhlampfi iwukulu swinene (record of 179kg) naswona titala kukumeka amabakwini nale makorhweni. Muxaka lowu wutsakela ngopfu kutiva hikwalaho wurhandza ku tshunelela ti divers ematini.

Yimita kunene swakudya leswifikaka swifayeleriwa eka pharynx (ndzhawu leyinga endzhaku ka nkolo). Yikota kuva yi cinca rimbewu kusuka eka xinuna kuya eka xisati. Yitshikela matandza kuva yi andza.

Swakudya

Yidya swihlampfana swinwana, ti octopus, makheche nati lobsters.

Kuhangalaka

Yikumeka eka tinxakaxaka hinkwato malwandle emisaveni hinkwayo.

Common species

Coral rockcod (Cephalopholis miniata)
Lyretail rockcod (Variola louti)
Potato bass (Epinephelus tukula)