Monday, 12 September 2011

Baldchin Groper

The Baldchin Groper is a highly prized table fish amongst local fishermen and they grow to a considerable size. Normally quite timid under water, this one seemed happy to sit still for the camera. 'Baldies' are a variety of tuskfish, as can be seen from the front teeth in the first photo. They eat shellfish and use their stout front teeth to dig in the sand and turn rocks over.

1 comment:

  1. Now there's no need to get personal, 'baldie' is such an ugly word haha! Excellent photos as usual.