29 May 2020

Critter of the Week The spotted black grouper

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:35 pm on 29 May 2020

This weeks' critter is the spotted black grouper, a territorial reef fish that is protected in New Zealand waters. This fish can reach lengths of 2m and at least 80kg in weight (that’s human-sized!). The small fish are mostly female, but when they reach 100-110cm in length they become males!!!

Epinephelus_daemelii - The Black Grouper

Epinephelus_daemelii - The Black Grouper Photo: By John E. Randall, Ph.D. - httpwww.fishbase.orgimagesspeciesEpdae_u0.jpg, CC BY 3.0

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