Grouper Weighing Nearly 400-Pounds Was Caught In China And This Fish Looks Old Enough To Have Eaten Dinosaurs

by 3 years ago

DailyMail / People's China

A grouper weighing roughly 380-pounds has just been caught in the Guangdong Province of Southern China. The fish was so large that a crane was reportedly necessary in order to lift the gigantic grouper off the fishing vessel and onto the docks in Shantou.

Local fisherman (commercial and recreational) are claiming that this is the largest grouper ever caught in this region of China, and after seeing photos of his fish I’m convinced that it probably is…not that I’m an expert in the fish of China’s Guangdong Province (just kidding, I totally am). After seeing photos of this once-in-a-lifetime grouper I’m convinced that this fish was olde enough to have eaten dinosaurs, and was in fact a living dinosaur itself before being taken by local fisherman:

The DailyMail reports that this fish was caught on March 4th, weighed in at 378 pounds (27 stone), and measured 4.26 feet long (1.3 meters).

Large crows reportedly gathered in order to see this living dinosaur on the docks of Shantou, where fisherman discussed this being the largest grouper ever caught. Which is exactly that I’d be doing if I saw this humongous fish sitting on the fishing docks.

I don’t know what specific species of grouper this fish is/was, and since I can’t read Chinese the sources DailyMail used are completely useless to me in doing research on this fish. I can put this fish in perspective for you though, here’s a 269-pound Warsaw Grouper that was caught in my hometown last Summer weighing 269-pounds, a full hundred pounds less than the grouper caught in China:

So, yah, that’s a BIG ASS FISH that they caught over in South China.

[h/t DailyMail]

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