Goliath Grouper "Jewfish"
This is a Goliath Grouper. Photo by Rod 24 Feb 05 in about 20 feet water.
Location: The City of Washington Wreck, Key Largo; Size: 5-6 feet
Largest fish observed on the reefs. Small dark spots
over body and fins. Yellowish brown to olive-green. Oblique bars (more
apparent in the young up to two feet) Can pale or darken. Tail fin rounded.
Formerly known as Jewfish. Protected from harvesting in Florida since
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info. Pictures are from The City of Washington Wreck, Key Largo.
(MPG Video) Goliath Grouper at City of Washington
Goliath Grouper also known as Jewfish
Size: 4-6 feet; max 8 feet;
Depth: 10-100 feet;
Audubon Field Guide; page 445; plate 160;
Reef Fish ID 3rd ed; page 152-153 plate 153;
P.O. Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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