Georgia Aquarium

Size 6.2 feet (1.9 m) Diet Fish, sharks, juvenile sea turtles and crustaceans Range Indo-Pacific Habitat Tropical shallow reefs, caves, wrecks and estuaries Physical Characteristics Largest of all coral reef-dwelling bony fish. Common length of 6.2 feet (1.9 m), with a maximum length of 9 feet (2.7 m). One of the largest recorded was 9.8 … Read more

Big Fish

Big Fish If the goliath grouper loses its legal protection, will the 800-pounder sink or swim? Off the coast of southwest Florida, a hundred feet below the water’s surface, a whump rolls through the sea. Another whump follows, like the boom of distant fireworks. It’s coming from the carcass of a drowned ship. Packed into … Read more


Grouper Epinephelinae Many grouper can change their sex, and it is always from female to male. Grouper Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Actinopterygii Order Perciformes Family Serranidae Scientific Name Epinephelinae Read our Complete Guide to Classification of Animals. Grouper Conservation Status Grouper Locations Grouper Facts Prey Other fish, sea turtles, small sharks, crustaceans, … Read more

Massive grouper reeled in off Florida; ‘We caught a monster’

Anglers on a Florida sportfishing charter caught and released several huge goliath grouper last week, including a “monster” grouper that weighed perhaps 500 pounds. “We all started screaming and hollering when the fish came to the surface,” Joshua Jorgensen, owner of BlacktipH Fishing, told For The Win Outdoors. “It was the largest goliath grouper that … Read more

Atlantic Goliath Grouper Facts & Information Guide- American Oceans

The Atlantic Goliath Grouper – scientific name Epinephelus itajara – is a massive saltwater fish found in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. Other common names for this fish include hamlet, giant seabass, goliath grouper, black bass, jewfish, southern jewfish, and esonue grouper. There are also multiple names in other … Read more

Formerly ‘Extinct’ 400-Pound Goliath Grouper Caught in South Carolina

Formerly ‘Extinct’ 400-Pound Goliath Grouper Caught in South Carolina A fisherman in South Carolina made an impressive catch last week, reeling in a rare 400-pound fish whose species was once near extinction. A group that went out fishing on Thursday with Captain Richard Pollitzer managed to reel in a massive 400-pound Goliath Grouper in Beaufort … Read more

Epinephelus itajara

Goliath Grouper Epinephelus itajara This large, solitary fish will defend its territory when threatened, with aggressive body language and a rumbling sound it makes with its swim bladder. Its large, thick, elongated body can grow to over 8 feet long (and up to 800 pounds), from rounded snout and small eyes, to short, fan-like tail … Read more