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Scientists have long known of the existence of a gargantuan fish species known as the goliath grouper – now they have discovered that it comes in two flavors.

The newly identified species will now be called the Pacific goliath grouper. It can grow up to 6 feet long and weigh nearly 1,000 pounds! It is different from its relative that is generally found in the warm waters of the Atlantic.

The two species look identical from the outside and thus could not be distinguished before the availability of relevant genetic techniques. Scientists can now deduce that the two differ in their genetic makeup.

August 28, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on You should see the one that got away…