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Family Serranidae

HAWAII

Epinephelus lanceolatus

Waikiki Aquarium

 

Nagoya Aquarium, Japan

 GIANT GROUPER or JEWFISH    Tamakai

An endangered species rarely seen at scuba depths where it has been severely depleted due to fishing and slow growth rate.  Feeds upon fish, small sharks, and lobster.  Cylindrical with a depressed head and small eyes, grayish-brown with white blotches and black dots, juveniles yellowish with black-lined fins.  Attains at least 8 feet and 600 pounds.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.