Grouper: Convict Grouper


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The Convict Grouper or Eightbar Grouper (Hyporthodus octofasciatus) are large groupers that can grow to a total length of 1.3 meters and weight about 80 kg. They are found in the Indo-West Pacific, from South Africa to Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. They are recognized by their brownish to dark brown body with 7 whitish bars on their body that extend onto their dorsal fin. They are rarely caught and usually found in relatively deeper reef, with depths range of 150 - 300 meters.