18th September 2012
Potato Grouper(Epinephelus tukula)Length: 2m (7ft) Weight: 110kg (240lbs) 
Groupers are large and important predators on coral reefs. They help to maintain the health of a reef by picking off weak fish. They also eat crabs and spiny  lobsters. The potato grouper inhabits deeper reef channels and seamounts. It has a large head and heavy body with a single long, spiny dorsal fin. Irregular dark streaks radiate from the eyes. These fish are territorial and in some areas, individuals are hand-fed by divers. However, one diver drowned after being rammed in the chest by a large potato grouper. The large size of these fish makes them an easy target for spearfishermen.
(Photo Sources 1 & 2)  Potato Grouper(Epinephelus tukula)Length: 2m (7ft) Weight: 110kg (240lbs) 
Groupers are large and important predators on coral reefs. They help to maintain the health of a reef by picking off weak fish. They also eat crabs and spiny  lobsters. The potato grouper inhabits deeper reef channels and seamounts. It has a large head and heavy body with a single long, spiny dorsal fin. Irregular dark streaks radiate from the eyes. These fish are territorial and in some areas, individuals are hand-fed by divers. However, one diver drowned after being rammed in the chest by a large potato grouper. The large size of these fish makes them an easy target for spearfishermen.
(Photo Sources 1 & 2) 

Potato Grouper
(Epinephelus tukula)
Length: 2m (7ft) Weight: 110kg (240lbs) 

Groupers are large and important predators on coral reefs. They help to maintain the health of a reef by picking off weak fish. They also eat crabs and spiny  lobsters. The potato grouper inhabits deeper reef channels and seamounts. It has a large head and heavy body with a single long, spiny dorsal fin. Irregular dark streaks radiate from the eyes. These fish are territorial and in some areas, individuals are hand-fed by divers. However, one diver drowned after being rammed in the chest by a large potato grouper. The large size of these fish makes them an easy target for spearfishermen.

(Photo Sources 1 & 2) 


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