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Miss identification of grouper found in the Red Sea
Posted on: 23/07/2014 02:18:32

The photo attached is of a fish with the common name in Arabic Najil which we caught in the Read Sea in 2014. Najil, according to FishBase is Plectropomus pessuliferus, however it is not the same in appearance. The fish on the photo is very sought after in the Middle East, however I was until now unable to correctly identify it with certainty. I was suspecting it could be Epinephelus guttatus, however it seems as if they do not exist in the Red Sea.I have the Smiths Sea Fishes, 1986, however cannot find any rock cod or grouper that resembles it. I do not have the fin formula.
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(Last modified by cmilitante on 07.02.10)