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Noun1.squaretail - sluggish square-tailed fish armored with tough bony scales; of deep warm waters
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
genus Tetragonurus, Tetragonurus - a genus of Stromateidae
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Among those listed as vulnerable is the squaretail coralgrouper (Plectropomus areolatus) (Ruppell, 1830) that forms temporally and spatially predictable FSAs, often numbering in the 100s to 1000s of individuals.
Using both conventional and acoustic tag-recapture techniques, we examined the vulnerability of squaretail coralgrouper to fishing by examining spatial and temporal trends of tagged individuals at a single protected spawning aggregation site.
Samoilys and Squire (1994) and Samoilys (1997) documented spawning aggregations of coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus) from the Great Barrier Reef, and Johannes (1988) described the aggregating behavior of squaretail coralgrouper (P.