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Comb Grouper Feigning Illness

At Front Porch, underneath the tugboat, depth is 96 feet. Lying on the sand motionless feigning death has been reported as a hunting tactic by comb grouper.
(Gibran, F.Z., 2004, Dying or illness feigning : An unreported feeding tactic of the comb grouper Mycteroperca acutirostris (Serranidae) from the Southwest Atlantic, Copeia 2004, 403-405)

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Guest 07-Feb-2009 02:00
Nice shot and deep too! V