Giant Grouper
Giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) Wallpaper 6707h
Epinephelus Lanceolatus

(Bloch, 1790)

Range Indo-Pacific
Estimated Population Decreasing
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Epinephelus
Species • E. lanceolatus
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)

The Giant Grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) is the largest of all groupers, and is commonly found in the Pacific Ocean. Due to overfishing, this Grouper's population is decreasing rapidly. The Giant Grouper is Vulnerable (VU).

It is also known as:

  • Queensland Grouper
  • Goliath Grouper (America)


The Grouper eats several types of fish, small sharks, and young sea turtles even! They have a very good appetite, and it helps them keep large.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated