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Jewfish

Coastal Habitats

Animals of the Gulf Waters 

Jewfish

Jewfish

Epinephelus itajara

 

Jewfish, with their large mouth and spotty brown coloring, lurk near jetties, pilings and river mouths waiting to ambush anything edible that comes by. This feeding strategy must be pretty successful since some of these fish weigh in at 700 pounds!

Animals of the Gulf Waters

 

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