The Atlantic Goliath Grouper, commonly known as the jewfish, is a large saltwater fish of the grouper family found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths from 5 to 50 m (16 to 164 ft). They may reach extremely large sizes, growing to lengths of up to 3 m (10 ft) and can weigh as much as 360 kg (790 lb). Since 1990, the fishery has been closed to harvest throughout the southeast region of the United States.

Epinephelus itajara (Atlantic Goliath Grouper) 1

The Atlantic Goliath Grouper, commonly known as the jewfish, is a large saltwater fish of the grouper family found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths from 5 to 50 m (16 to 164 ft). They may reach extremely large sizes, growing to lengths of up to 3 m (10 ft) and can weigh as much as 360 kg (790 lb). Since 1990, the fishery has been closed to harvest throughout the southeast region of the United States.

critically endangered IUCN protected Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Serranidae Epinephelus

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