goliath grouper

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 The proposal follows a vote in May by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to rescind a ban imposed in 1990 to stop a sharp decline in goliath grouper numbers. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Sep. 2021 The Florida wildlife commission lifted a 32-year ban on killing goliath grouper Thursday, in a decision that received strong support from the fishing community and intense opposition from environmentalists. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Mar. 2022 The Atlantic goliath grouper can reach 800 pounds and be over 8 feet long, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Ed Killer, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2021 The Florida record is a 680-pound goliath grouper caught off Fernandina Beach in 1961. Ed Killer, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2021 The first legal killing of goliath grouper in Florida in more than 30 years was approved Wednesday by the state wildlife commission. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2021 Although goliath grouper can reach more than 600 pounds, the proposal would prohibit the catch of the largest fish. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2021 Up to 200 goliath grouper could be killed per year in Florida, under a proposal to allow the first catch of the giant fish in more than 30 years. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Sep. 2021 About 20 years ago, a committee of fish experts renamed the jewfish into the goliath grouper. Seth Borenstein, Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of goliath grouper

2001, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2022

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“Goliath grouper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goliath%20grouper. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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