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  • 16 June, 2020

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Goliath grouper

Goliath grouper

It is an extremely rare fish species, recently discovered by a team of experienced divers and diving instructors near Vizag. It is recognised as a critically endangered species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

It is considered to be the keystone species of an ecosystem and is entirely protected from harvest in the U.S. It is usually found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is regionally abundant near Vishakapatnam in the Bay of Bengal region. It is found from inshore to about 100 m in reef, mangrove, seagrass, and estuarine habitats.

Source: TH


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