A Queensland Groper, Epinephelus lanceolatus, at Main Beach South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, August Source: Deb Aston / Preferred Scientific Name; Epinephelus lanceolatus. Preferred Common Name; giant grouper. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom. Characteristics of the giant grouper, Epinephelus lanceolatus. Common names: Giant grouper, Queensland grouper. Size and age: cm TL; max. published.

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Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Dorsal fin spines of large individuals increase in size from front to back. It is the largest of all coral reef dwelling bony fishes Ref. Common in shallow waters. Found in caves or wrecks; also in estuaries.

Epinephelus lanceolatus (giant grouper)

Individuals more than a meter long have been caught from shore and in harbors. Juveniles secretive in reefs and rarely seen Ref. Benthopelagic and benthic Ref. Feed on spiny lobsters, fishes, including small sharks and batoids, and juvenile sea turtles and crustaceans.


In South African estuaries, the main prey item is the mud crab, Scylla serrata. Unconfirmed reports of fatal attacks on humans. Nearly wiped out in heavily fished areas Ref.

Giant grouper

In the Hong Kong live fish markets Ref. Large individuals may be ciguatoxic Ref. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Groupers of the world family Serranidae, subfamily Epinephelinae.

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date. Lanceolatks Ciguatera Speed Swim.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Very Lanceolahus, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years Preliminary K or Fecundity.

Very high vulnerability 86 of You can sponsor this page. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 1 – m Ref.

The largest bony fish found in coral reefs Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.


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