White grouper

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White grouper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Genus: Epinephelus
Species: E. aeneus
Binomial name
Epinephelus aeneus
Saint-Hilaire, 1817

The white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus) is a species of grouper living in the subtropical eastern Atlantic Ocean and the southern Mediterranean Sea. It can reach a maximum length of 120 cm and a maximum weight of 25 kg.

Alternatively, the term "white grouper" is also used as a local vernacular name for several other species of fish, including the yellowedge grouper (Epinephelus flavolimbatus), Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus), and Venezuelan grouper (Mycteroperca cidi) ([1]).

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