The Coral Grouper
Tagalog: Lapu Lapu
Scientific name: Cephalopholis miniata
The Grouper is a cruiser.
Her job is to patrol, ponder and protect her piece of reef from other big predators. Her flashy colors won’t betray her. The deeper she patrols away from the sunlight, the more her brilliant red fades away, blending her into this homey reef background until she is almost invisible. This is perfect for sneaking up on intruders or surprising tasty unsuspecting morsels.