Sunday, May 10, 2009

Epinephelus itajara

From time to time, I'm going to drop a rare species on our readers here at Water-n-Rocks. Today's installment comes to my attentions from History Channel's Monster Quest.

The Goliath Grouper

A cousin of one of North America's most popular game fish, the Goliath Grouper is a critically endangered monster fish lurking in the waters around Florida. It is common on the shore-continental shelf near Jupiter and other popular fishing destinations. They can grow to an impressive length of 8' at a weight of 800 lbs and have been known to attack divers.

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