goliath grouper

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Related to Epinephelus itajara: Garoupa, Goliath grouper

go·li·ath grouper

 (gə-lī′əth)
n.
A large grouper (Epinephelus itajara) of tropical and subtropical Atlantic and eastern Pacific waters, having a greenish-brown body with dark spots and bars. Also called jewfish.
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shark 91 9 Carcharhinus perezii, Caribbean reef shark 19 81 Sphyrna tiburo, bonnethead 56 44 Squalus acanthias, spiny dogfish 0 100 Total percentage Selachimorpha 45 30 Serranidae: (n = 307) Epinephelus morio, red grouper 81 19 Epinephelus itajara, goliath grouper 91 9 Mycteroperca microlepis, gag 54 46 Mycteroperca bonaci, black grouper 50 21 Epinephelus niveatus, snowy grouper T 100 Total percentage Serranidae 74 23 Anguilliformes: (n = 282) Ophichthus rex, king snake eel 100 0 Congridae, conger eels 97 3 Total percentage Anguilliformes 94 5 Other Osteichthyes: (n = 275) Sciaenops ocellatus, red drum 90 4 Sphyraena barracuda, great barracuda 41 41 Rachycentron canadum, cobia 37 53 Echeneis sp.
Age, growth, and reproduction of jewfish Epinephelus itajara in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Unidentified stingray 31 Diplectrum formosum Sand perch 32 Elagatis bipinnulata Rainbow runner 33 Epinephelus adscensionis Rock hind 34 Epinephelus cruentatus Graysby 35 Epinephelus flavolimbatus Yellowedge grouper 36 Epinephelus fulvus Coney 37 Epinephelus guttatus Red hind 38 Epinephelus inermis Marbled grouper 39 Epinephelus itajara Jewfish 40 Epinephelus morio Red grouper 41 Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper 42 Gerres cinereus Yellowfin mojarra 43 Ginglymostoma cirratum Nurse shark 44 Gymnothorax spp.
Goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara sound production and movement patterns on aggregation sites.
The association statistic was developed using the species composition of the catch as described by Cass-Calay and Bahnick (12) and applied to goliath grouper, Epinephelus itajara (Cass-Calay and Schmidt (13)) and small-tooth sawfish, Pristis pectinata (Carlson et al.