goliath grouper

noun
variants: or Goliath grouper
Updated on: 3 Jan 2018

Definition of goliath grouper

: a very large grouper (Epinephalus itajara) of shallow waters especially of the western Atlantic Ocean from southern Florida to Brazil that may reach weights of up to 800 pounds (363 kilograms)

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2001


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