Rock Hind GALLERYEpinephelus adscensionis
A member of the Sea Bass/ Grouper family. The Rock Hind can be differentiated from the Red Hind by the tail. The Rock Hind's tail is spotted with no black margin, the Red Hind's is not spotted and does have a black margin. More difficult to see is the black saddle blotch at the base of the tail, absent on the Red Hind. Both species have eyes that twist and turn in their sockets. The Red Hind is easier to observe and will often turn and look at you. The Rock Hind is more elusive and usually isn't found in shallow water as often as the Red Hind. average length 1-1.5 ft.
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