goliath grouper

noun
variants: or Goliath grouper

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)

Examples of goliath grouper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 20 years ago, a committee of fish experts renamed the jewfish into the goliath grouper. Seth Borenstein, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 About 20 years ago, a committee of fish experts renamed the jewfish to the goliath grouper. Fox News, 9 July 2021 Gil McRae, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the commission’s research arm, said the goliath grouper may not be great eating because of high mercury levels. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 12 May 2021 But many fishermen consider the goliath grouper a nuisance, an all-too-common fish with the irritating habit of snatching the catch off their lines. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Apr. 2021 Once called the jewfish, a name considered a bit insensitive for modern times, the goliath grouper suffered severe declines through the 20th century. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Apr. 2021 The bridge is a kind of artificial reef, luring in other large fish, such as tarpon and goliath grouper. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, 6 Aug. 2020 The work will begin with captive fish before moving on to goliath grouper in natural habitats to see if any behaviors only occur in the wild. Allie Wilkinson, Scientific American, 29 Mar. 2019 Large goliath groupers should be left in the water during release. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, 18 July 2018

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First Known Use of goliath grouper

2001, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jul 2021

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“Goliath grouper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goliath%20grouper. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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