Epinephelus itajara. This large, solitary fish will defend its territory when threatened, with aggressive body language and a rumbling sound it. Learn more about the Atlantic goliath grouper – with amazing Atlantic goliath grouper videos, photos and facts on Arkive. The Atlantic goliath grouper or itajara (Epinephelus itajara), also known as the jewfish, is a large saltwater fish of the grouper family found primarily in shallow.

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This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Retrieved 4 May Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: X Close Image credit. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. They also tend to spawn in large aggregations, returning annually to the same locations. Important game fish Ref.

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Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 – m Ref. Three or four irregular faint vertical bars are present of the sides of individuals less than 3 feet 1m in length. Species categorized as Vulnerable Epinepphelus. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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The name’s origin is unclear, and may have referred to the flesh having a “clean” taste comparable to kosher food ; it has also been suggested that this name is simply a corruption of jawfish. Large individuals of this species should be treated with caution. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Atlantic goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara.

Young Atlantic goliath grouper may live in brackish estuaries, oyster beds, canals, and mangrove swamps, which is unusual behavior among groupers. The females release eggs while the males release sperm into the open offshore waters.

Views Read Edit View history. The IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria are intended to be an easily and widely understood system for classifying species at high risk of global extinction. Eastern Gorilla Critically Endangered, A4bcd ver 3. Larger individuals have been known to stalk and attempt to eat divers. Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga.

Danger to Humans Very large goliath grouper have been observed to stalk divers and even conduct unsuccessful ambushes of the same. Retrieved August 21, Atlantic goliath grouper Conservation status. They are generally used for balancing and braking. This prompted legislative protection preventing fishing of this species. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.


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Variola epinephelux Variola louti. Plectropomus areolatus Plectropomus laevis Plectropomus leopardus Plectropomus maculatus Plectropomus oligacanthus Plectropomus pessuliferus Plectropomus punctatus. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 – m Ref.

Goliath groupers eat crustaceansother fish, octopodesyoung sea turtlessharksand barracudas. The sandbar shark Carcharhinus plumbeus and the great hammerhead shark Sphyrna mokarran are also known to feed on groupers.

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Summary page Point data Common names Epinephelux. Conservation The large size, slow growth, low reproductive rate, and spawning behavior have made the goliath grouper especially susceptible to overfishing. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Leopard grouper Mycteroperca rosacea. The flesh is of excellent quality. Smallscaled grouper Epinephelus polylepis.

Bases of soft dorsal and anal fins covered with scales and thick skin. The Atlantic goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara is one of the epinephe,us members of the sea bass family.

Extant Epinephelinae species Groupers.