Halloween countdown: In the days leading up to Halloween we’re going to be (re)introducing some of the ghostly, scary, mysterious and positively shocking animals at the New England Aquarium. Are you ready?
Goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara)
While many species can reach a few feet in length, the goliath grouper stays true to its name, growing over 8 feet long and 800 pounds during its 40 year lifespan. This makes it the largest grouper in the Atlantic! More pictures of these heavyweight homebodies here.