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grouper, pointed nose ( mycteroperca rubra bloch) Record

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GROUPER POINTED NOSE / MYCTEROPERCA RUBRA BLOCH
6 12 3.69 8.2 Europa Point Gibraltar 040894 V. Vinnicombe
10 20 2.10 4.10 Europa Point Gibraltar 130987 F. Felices
AT AT 3.69 8.2 Europa Point Gibraltar 040894 V. Vinnicombe
Moderately sized member of the grouper family, found in the Eastern Atlantic as far north as Portugal. Predominantly in shallow water to 200 metres over sandy or rocky bottoms, young in shallowest areas. Feeds primarily on small fish and molluscs.

Colouration brownish grey, lighter on ventral body, and darkish fins. Head relatively long for a grouper.

Image by Bariche, M.

 
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