Endemic to the tropical waters and coral reefs of the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Caribbean, and Brazil, the goliath grouper is massive saltwater fish. They can grow as large as 8 feet long and weigh over 800 pounds, although on average they weigh around 400 pounds.
Unfortunately, the Atlantic variant of the goliath grouper is classified as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Like many threatened marine species, they suffer from a loss and degradation of their natural habitat. They are also sometimes affected by commercial fishing, where they end up as bycatch. The good news is that goliath groupers were recently successfully bred in captivity, providing hope for their future.
Scientific Name: Epinephelus itajara
Characteristics: Painted by hand, this awesome aquatic figurine is a wonderful gift for an aspiring marine biologist! Despite their intimidating size, goliath groupers are quite gentle, and rarely pose a threat to humans.
Size: 5.75 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, this figurine is roughly the size of a soda can on its side.
The Goliath Grouper is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection
All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA freeNote: Hollow toys may float, but are not watertight.