Epinephelus adscensionisis commonly referred to as Butterfish, Deady, Graysby, Hind, Jack, Rock Grouper, Rock Hind. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
This is a general hint!
Epinephelus adscensionis has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Epinephelus adscensionis in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Epinephelus adscensionis. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Ascension and St. Helena islands; dubious records from the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and South Africa.
Inhabits rocky reefs. Usually solitary.
Feeds mainly on crabs (67%) and fishes (20%).
At Ascension, it feeds on juvenile Melichthys niger and young sea turtles.