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distinctive personalities, Groupers may be just the fish for you! They are mostly solitary fish, prefering their own company, and they are predators! Groupers are generally quite large fish when mature, but many of the juvenile forms are favorite aquarium specimens. More

Most Groupers grow quite large (over 12 inches) in an aquarium and frequently outgrow the average-sized aquarium. The largest member of this family can attain a size of over eight feet in length in the wild. More

Many groupers are important food fish, and some of them are now farmed. Unlike most other fish species which are chilled or frozen, groupers are generally sold alive in markets. Any species are popular fish for sea-angling. More

Groupers are fish of any of a number of genera in the subfamily Epinephelinae of the family Serranidae, in the order Perciformes. Not all serranids are called groupers; the family also includes the sea basses. More

Only two native groupers occur in the islands, the giant Epinephelus lanceolatus (exceedingly rare; never seen by the author while diving in Hawaii) and E. quernus, a deep-dwelling species. A third grouper, Cephalopholis argus, has been introduced from the Society Islands. More

Groupers are found in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the North and South Atlantic. They're marketed whole as well as in fillets and steaks. They have a lean, firm flesh that is suitable for baking, broiling, frying, poaching or steaming. More

The groupers are found in several different genera in the subfamily Epinephelinae in the family Serranidae. The family Serranidae is also where you will find the closely related sea basses. More

live Bumblebee groupers from full cycle hatchery cultures in China and Taiwan and this will hopefully decrease the pressure on our remaining wild populations. Large specimens are however still caught from the wild. More

Groupers overfished in Maldives 5 June 2004 The Maldives is dependant on coral reefs for the maintenance of their land area, food, export earnings and foreign currency from tourism revenues more than any other nation except the countries of More

While large groupers can weigh as much as a horse, there are more diminutive ones that are perfect for the home aquarium, more More

Groupers have several sets of strong, slender teeth that act as raspers. More

Groupers are the large Carnivorous Fish of the Order Perciformes. A stout body and a large mouth are the most typical features of Groupers. These fish are found on Reefs and in Warm Seas. More

Most Groupers grow up to 12 inches in captivity and frequently outgrow the average-sized aquarium. The diet of these fish consists of fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods. A large aquarium with adequate hiding places is necessary to maintain Groupers in captivity. More

Groupers are carnivorous fishes that are typically large and slow moving, found under ledges and caverns. They feed primarily upon fishes and large crustaceans. More

* Culture of Groupers in Maldives * Pearl Culture in the Maldives * MRC Collaborations Culture of Groupers in Maldives = Groupers are popular food fish More

Epinephelus maculatus, Fish, Groupers, Highfin grouper, Indo 2009, Juvenile Highfin grouper, Serranidae In-Tul-UW-FJ-018Y120709.jpg Epinephelus maculatus, Fish, Groupers, Highfin grouper, Indo 2009, Juvenile Highfin grouper, Serranidae IN-Tul-CrGN003Er060709. More

Some Groupers are called Soapfish, and can secrete a mucus of toxins to ward off predators. Groupers are found throughout the world, and are most commonly associated with coral reefs or rocky areas. More

Harlequin Grouper Harlequin GrouperSometimes called the Harlequin Hind. Buy Now$241.49 Argus Grouper Argus GrouperArgus Grouper, Cephalopholis argus, is also known as the Peacock… Email Me$69.99 Gold Stripe Grouper Gold Stripe GrouperGold Stripe Grouper, Grammistes sexlineatus, is a beautiful, but... More

Groupers along with sea basses and hamlets, are in the seabass family, which is called Serranidae. There are more than 85 species found worldwide. Groupers are relatively long-lived (up to 40 years) and reproduce for only a short period of time, making them especially vulnerable to overfishing. More

These wonderful groupers can grow large and need a meaty diet. With stunning spots and a unique body shape, groupers are a great addition to your fish only tank. Enjoy a great selection of groupers at More

Born as females, the larger groupers turn into males later in life (at a length of about 1.0m), surrounding themselves with harems of half a dozen or more smaller females. More

grouperscreole-fish, Paranthias furcifer - deep-sea fish of tropical AtlanticMycteroperca bonaci, jewfish - large dark grouper with a thick head and rough scalesgrouper - flesh of a saltwater fish similar to sea bass Translationsgrouper N (= fish) → mero m More

This is also the best of the Groupers for fly fishermen, since they are frequently found in fairly shallow water and will eagerly take a large streamer fly. Hard-lure casters use leadhead jigs, mostly, while trollers rely on large deep-diving plugs. More

Where seen? Groupers are sometimes seen on some of our shores. At low tide, they may be stranded in pools or hiding under large chunks of coral rubble. Juveniles are common in muddy, sandy river mouths and among mangroves. Adults found in reefs as solitary carnivores. More

Common names

Aohata-modoki in Japanese (日本語)
black-dotted grouper in English
Blackdotted grouper in English
Cá Mú in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cheung-pei-paan in Cantonese
Cheung-pei-paan in Chinese (中文)
Epinephelinae in Italian (Italiano)
Epinephelinae in Spanish (español)
Garoupa in Portuguese (Português)
groupers in English
Kirnja in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Lokos in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Mero punteado negro in Spanish (español)
Mérou points noirs in French (français)
nero in Catalan (Català)
Six-banded grouper in English
Tandbaarzen in Dutch (Nederlands)
南海石斑魚 in Mandarin Chinese
南海石斑鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Picture of Epinephelus diacanthus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Epinephelus
Species : Epinephelus diacanthus
Authority : Randall and Allen, 1987