The Terrifying Goliath Grouper Lurks On The Sea Floor, Attacking Divers Trying To Give It A Free Lunch

  • Jake O'Donnell

Commonly known as “the jewfish”…

Ok, wait, stop right there. That’s not true, is it?

[Wikipedia] The Atlantic goliath grouper or itajara (Epinephelus itajara), commonly known as the jewfish, is a large saltwater fish of the grouper family found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths from 5 to 50 m (16 to 164 ft).

They may reach extremely large sizes, growing to lengths of up to 3 m (10 ft) and can weigh as much as 360 kg (790 lb).

Wow. I mean, for both their outrageous size and that fucking nickname. No wonder they’re trying to eat divers, damn.