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Giant grouper

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Giant grouper

Characteristics

  • Feeds on fishes, crabs, lobsters, juvenile turtles and even small sharks.
  • The largest coral reef dwelling bony fish.

Description

Adults:

  • Body dark brown with white mottling. Completely dark brown in large adults.
  • Fins yellowish with black spots and pattern. Fins darker in larger adults.

Juveniles:

  • Body black with yellow bars and patches.
  • A large yellow patch on the anterior part of dorsal fin.
  • A yellow bar on mid body, another bar on the anterior part on caudal
    peduncle.
  • Tail yellow with black spots.

Common Name: Giant grouper

Family Common Name: Groupers

Family: Epinephelidae

Scientific Name: Epinephelus lanceolatus ___(Bloch, 1790)

Genus: Epinephelus

Maximum Length: 270 cm (Total Length)