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Giant Groupers (Epinephulus lanceolatus) live throughout Indo-Pacific seas, on reefs, and in lagoons, estuaries and wrecks. They can grow to nearly 4 metres long and weigh over 270 kg. This one weighed 215 kg when it was caught in Darwin Harbour. Young Giant Groupers are bright yellow with irregular broad brown to black bands and spots. The Giant Grouper will eat many kinds of fishes, small rays and sharks, and mud crabs. These large fish are solitary in habit. They are fearless and may show curiosity towards boats and divers, often approaching very close.

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  • Title: Giant Grouper
  • Creator: Natural Sciences Collection
  • Medium: Fibreglass cast of specimen

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