The Painted Comber belongs in the grouper family albeit being a small one growing to a maximum size of 36cm
Prefers to spend its days in rock sheltered areas near seagrass beds. Usually solitary or in small groups!
The Comber’s eating preferences include crustaceans and fishes which inhabit the Painted Combers environmental niche, in muddy, algal or seagrass areas. They also go for worms, gastropods, shrimp and prawns, polychaetes, amphipods and cephalopods!
Considered a simultaneous hermaphrodite spawning in early spring or early summer.
Dive Site Encounters
Serranus Scriba – Painted Comber Distribution Map
Chance of Encounter Red > 0.8 Yellow > 0.2