(chiefly Australian /NZ also groper)
A large or very large heavy-bodied fish of the sea bass family, with a big head and wide mouth, found in warm seas.
- Family Serranidae: several genera, in particular Epinephelus and Mycteroperca.
- Large fish such as groupers and moray eels can often be found resting next to a colony of shrimps, which flit out and crawl over the fish's skin while cleaning it.
- It is another country - on the dive we see angelfish, tarpon, grouper and moray eels.
- Larger fish such as groupers or other sharks have been known to prey on whitetips.
Early 17th century: from Portuguese garoupa, probably from a local term in South America.
Words that rhyme with grouperblooper, cooper, Cowper, duper, Hooper, looper, pea-souper, pupa, scooper, snooper, stupa, stupor, super, trooper, trouper, whooper
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