Biggest-ever giant grouper caught in Vietnam

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On January 15, a restaurant in District 7 in HCM City, bought a giant grouper weighing up to 160 kilos from fishermen in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Reportedly, this was the biggest-ever giant grouper caught in Vietnam.

The giant fish of more than 2 meters long was transported from Khanh Hoa to HCM City on a refrigerator truck on the same day.

The restaurant did not reveal the price of the fish.

The biggest giant grouper recorded in the world was in 1961, with a weight of up to 209kg. It was caught in Fernandina, Florida in the US.

The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs. It is found from near the surface to depths of 100 m at reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. It reaches up to 2.7 m in length and 400 kg in weight.

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