Local common name:
Serranidae [Sea bases: Groupers & Fairy basslets]
23.4 cm [max to 76 cm]
Up to 104 m
Coastal reefs, shallow banks, rocky bottom. Feed on shrimps.
Most groupers taste alike...seldom available in the local market.
This is NOT the 'orange-spotted grouper[E. coioides]'. Look out for the tail & fins, it's partially dusky below & orange-spotted above, hence the name 'duskytail grouper' Body is usually brownish, reddish-brown or tinge of purple.
This particular fish was caught off the reclaimed land east of S'pore, Changi, during my offshore fishing trip on 4/8/02.
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