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warsaw-grouper

Warsaw Grouper

Epinephelus nigritus

Description: Uniformly dark brown, with no distinctive markings; dorsal fin with 10 spines; second spine very long (much longer than third); caudal fin squared-off; rear nostril larger than front nostril.

Young: Caudal fin yellow; dark saddle on caudal peduncle; some whitish spots on body.

Size: To 1.8 meters (6 feet) and 263 kilograms (580 pounds).

Habitat: Deep rocks ledges and sea mounts in 90-300 meters (300-1000 feet); young are sometimes caught in inshore waters.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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