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Juvenile Barramundi Cod

Chromileptes altivelis

Description:

This grouper is listed as an endangered species under the 'Vulnerable to extinction category'. Because of its unique patterns, it is much sought after by the marine aquarium industry, and because of it's apparently tasty nature, by the spear fishing industry as well. It was a fantastic experience to get to see a juvenile in one of the local marine protected areas. This fish is also known as the humpback grouper, or panther grouper.

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7 Comments

ChrisP
ChrisP 7 years ago

Excellent timing as he turns!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Nice...

batex
batex 8 years ago

That thing is cool looking! Great picture and spotting!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

very nice

SalamMAlomari
SalamMAlomari 8 years ago

❤❤❤

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Gorgeous shot Sam!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

wow!! very cool!

SamanthaCraven
Spotted by
SamanthaCraven

Palawan, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Jan 8, 2013

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