Nas­sau grouper

The friendly neigh­bour

World of Animals - - Groupers -

Reach­ing over a me­tre in length, the Nas­sau grouper is a valu­able catch for fish­er­men in the West Indies and a pop­u­lar sight with vis­i­tors. This species is bolder than most and eas­ily ap­proached by boats and divers.

Soli­tary in na­ture, Nas­sau groupers can be seen dur­ing the day­time on their solo hunt­ing trips.

Large mouths and pow­er­ful gills al­low them to suck up enough fish and crus­taceans to power their big bod­ies. The only meet­ing of mem­bers of the species oc­curs dur­ing win­ter, when fish ag­gre­gate un­der a full Moon to breed.

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