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Black Sea Bass Centropristis striata
2012-09-03 08:39:55

The black sea bass or the Centropristis striata is a saltwater grouper fish found more commonly in the northern ranges than in the southern ranges. It can be found near the coasts of Maine down to Northeast Florida and around to the Gulf of Mexico. The fish spread from the bays and sounds to offshore in deep waters. The black sea bass has been found in waters as deep as 425 feet. They group and...

Atlantic Goliath Grouper
2009-01-17 18:01:40

The Atlantic Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara) or Itajara, is a species of saltwater fish of the grouper family. The Goliath Grouper is found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths of up to 165 feet. Its range includes the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, most of the Caribbean, and practically all of the Brazilian coast. In Brazil it is known as mero....

Malabar Grouper
2008-07-14 18:57:20

The Malabar Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus), also referred to as the Estuary Cod, Greasy Cod, Spotted River Cod or Estuary Rock Cod, is an Indo-Pacific species of fish in the family Serranidae. It is found in the Red Sea, south to South Africa, as far as Southeast Australia and south Japan. It is found as deep as 200 feet, in lagoons, mangrove swamps, reefs and sand bottoms. The Malabar...

Greasy Grouper
2008-07-14 18:55:56

The Greasy Grouper (Epinephelus tauvina), also known as the Arabian Grouper, is widely distributed from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Japan, and in the waters around Australia. It is found in clear water areas associated with coral reefs from coast to 1000 feet deep, where it feeds on smaller fish. The Greasy grouper grows up to 30 inches in length. Its head and body are pale...

Giant Grouper
2008-07-14 18:54:42

The Giant Grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), is also known as the brindle bass , brown spotted cod, bumblebee grouper and as the Queensland groper in Australia. It is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs, and the aquatic emblem of Queensland, Australia. It is found throughout the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. The giant grouper has a large mouth and a...

Dusky Grouper
2008-07-14 18:53:18

The Dusky Grouper (Epinephelus marginatus), is the best known grouper of the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa coast. It can be found at the Mediterranean, the African west coast and the coast of Brazil. It is rare at the western Indian ocean, Uruguay, Argentina, north of France and British Islands. It is a solitary fish. It lives alone in rocks, at depths from the coast to 1000 feet, but it's...

Blacktip Grouper
2008-07-14 18:47:37

The Blacktip Grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus), is a member of the Serranidae, the family which includes the sea basses as well as the groupers. It is widely distributed and found from the Red Sea to South Africa, as far north as Korea, and in the waters around Australia. It is found associated with coral reefs from 15 feet up to 525 feet in depth, in both marine and brackish water, sometimes in...

Toadstool Groper
2008-06-16 14:16:00

The Toadstool Groper (Trachypoma macracanthus), is a species of sea bass in the subfamily Anthiinae and of the family Serranidae. It is found in the southwest Pacific Ocean, in eastern Australia, the Kermadec Islands, Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, and offshore islands of Northland in New Zealand. It lives in crevices and caves of rocky reef areas during the day, moving out to feed during...

Painted Comber
2008-06-16 14:34:23

The Painted Comber (Serranus scriba), is a subtropical marine fish and is part of the Serranidae family which includes sea bass and groupers. It is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea. Photo Copyright and Credit

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.