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JEWFISH (Goliath Grouper)

Jewfish, officially renamed Goliath Grouper in 2001 (Epinephelus itajara) are giant members of the grouper family, found especially on the Atlantic Coast of tropical America. They may attain a length of 8 feet and a weight of over 700 pounds.  The Giant Sea Bass of the Pacific Ocean is sometimes called jewfish.

Epinephelus itajara are one of the fish that are likely to be contaminated with Ciguatoxin.

A record Goliath Grouper (Jewfish) weighed 680 pounds and was caught in Fernandina Beach, Florida on May 20, 1961.




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