Present in the North-east Atlantic from the Bay of Biscay down to West Africa. Also distributed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Territorial and solitary species that inhabits sandy and rocky substrates from shallow waters to depths of 400 m. Their diet consists mainly of crabs, octopus and fish.
Captured preferably in fisheries using longlines and trammel nets.
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Groupers vibrate their swim bladder producing a roaring sound to communicate amongst them and alienate other animals.