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Potato grouper

(Epinephelus tukula)

The general color of the body is pale brownish gray with several large dark brown to black spots, the head with small dark brown spots and stripes, usually radiating from the eyes. Dark spots on the fins are closer to the periphery. Adults may be almost black. The largest recorded parameters: length - 200 cm, weight - 110 kg. Usually found on deep-sea reefs, underwater rocks, at the bottom of channels. It feeds on reef fish, rays, crabs and spiny lobsters. Potentially dangerous, as it protects its territory from outside intrusion.


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