A Queensland Groper, Epinephelus lanceolatus, at Main Beach South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, August Source: Deb Aston / Preferred Scientific Name; Epinephelus lanceolatus. Preferred Common Name; giant grouper. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom. Characteristics of the giant grouper, Epinephelus lanceolatus. Common names: Giant grouper, Queensland grouper. Size and age: cm TL; max. published.

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Grouper and snapper aquaculture in Taiwan.

Coastal fishes of Oman. Development of grouper, Epinephelus coioides, larvae during changeover of energy sources.

Human uses

Singapore Journal of Primary Industries, 19 Vatanakul V et al. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date. Status of the culture of milkfish Chanos chanosstriped mullet Mugil cephalus and grouper Epinephelus sp.

Description Top of page Body robust, the depth contained 2. Head length contained 2. Common in shallow waters.


Cite this page as: The largest bony fish found in coral reefs Ref. Myers, ; Froese and Pauly, Reviews in Fisheries Science, 3: University of Hawaii Press pp. Reed New Holland pp.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Freshwater fishes of western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Juveniles secretive in reefs and rarely seen Ref. Hussain NA; Higuchi M, Western Australian Museum pp. Dorsal fin spines of large individuals increase in size from front to back.

Groupers of the world.

Giant grouper

Maclean JL et al. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54 3.

In the Hong Kong live fish markets Ref. Daily rates of ingestion of rotifers and Artemia nauplii by laboratory-reared grouper larvae Epinephelus suillus. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture, 50 4: Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

Conservation overview and action plan for Australian threatened and potentially threatened marine and estuarine fishes.

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Reef fishes of the East Indies. Grant mentioned a specimen of kg from Queensland. Accessed 5 August Thollot, ; Froese and Pauly, Bangkok, Thailand, August A field guide for anglers and divers.


An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date. epiinephelus

Epinephelus lanceolatus, Giant grouper : fisheries, aquaculture, gamefish, aquarium

Considered rare throughout its range. Remarks There have been unconfirmed reports of fatal attacks on humans, and the flesh of large individuals may contain ciguatera. Preliminary results of providing various combinations of live foods to grouper Epinephelus coioides larvae. Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years Preliminary K or Fecundity.

Fishbase, ; Froese and Pauly, Fricke, ; Froese and Pauly, Juveniles have irregular black and yellow markings, while adults are green-grey to grey-brown with faint mottling, with numerous small black spots on the fins.