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Blacksaddled coral grouper

(Plectropomus laevis)

The body color is light, almost white with a dark back and clearly defined transverse black stripes, tapering from the back to the belly. The largest recorded parameters: length - 125 cm, weight - 24.2 kg. Voracious inhabitant of marine reefs and lagoons. During the period of short-range migrations, it forms flocks, although usually no more than one or two fish are found on the reef. It feeds mainly on fish and partly on crustaceans. Very tasty fish, but cases of ciguaterra are known.

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