Red Hind GALLERYEpinephelus guttatus
A member of the Grouper/Sea bass family, the Red hind is one of my favorite fish. They will watch you intently. If you get to close they will turn and move away. But unlike other fish they will stop and turn back to watch you. They are unfortunately known as "good eating" and in many areas have been over-fished. They are also known as the Speckled Hind. They can be almost white with red spots or with deeper red bands. The tail margin (edge) is black with a thin white edge. They can be distinguished from the Rock Hind by the absence of spots on their tails or dorsal fin. The Red Hind has a softer appearance. The Rock Hind's coloration is more severe and has a black saddle blotch on the base of his tail.