Groupers
Iqela

© Jean Tresfon

Igama leentsapho eziqhelekileyo

i-Rockcod /Iqela

I-Alias

I-Bass, iqela leCoral

Igama lezesayensi

Epinephelinae

Ubukhulu

Kuze kube ngu-2m, umyinge we-40cm

Ukukhangeleka

Umzimba ogqityiweyo wancinciwe kamva kunye nomlomo omkhulu. Umsila uvame ukujikeleza, ngaphandle kwe-specie eyodwa (i-Lyretail rockcod). Iipectoral fins nazo zijikeleze. Uhlobo luyahluka ngokubanzi kummandla obomdaka onamabala amhlophe, obomvu.

Inkcukacha Jikelele

I-epinephelinae encinci yentsapho iqulethe iigrafu eziyi-31 kunye neentsuku eziyi-99. Ii-Rockcods ziinhlanzi ezinkulu (irekhodi ye-179kg) kwaye zidla ngokubonakala kwimifuma okanye zifihle phantsi kwee-ledges. Iipatato bass kakhulu zibuza kwaye ziza kubakho abahlukahlukeneyo.

Gxila ukutya okupheleleyo kwaye uwahlule ngamacwecwe ezinamathambo
i-pharynx (indawo emva emqaleni). Ungatshintsha isondo ukusuka kwintombi ukuya kwindoda. Abahlaziyi bePelagic.

Ukutya

Ukutya kwezinye iintlanzi, i-octopus, i-crabs kunye ne-lobster.

Ukufumaneka

Ivela kuwo onke amalwandle ashushu kunye nezolimo zasemhlabeni.

Iindidi eziqhelekileyo

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