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common name for a large carnivorous member of the family Serranidae (sea bassbass
, common name applied to various fishes of Centrarchidae (black basses and sunfishes), Serranidae (sea basses and groupers), Moronidae (temperate basses), and other families.
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 family), abundant in tropical and subtropical seas and highly valued as food fish. There are several genera, notably Epinephelus and Mycteroperca, including some 100 species, most of which are characterized by bright markings that change in color and pattern to match the background. In the West Indies and the Florida Keys are found the yellowfin grouper, noted for its many beautiful color phases; the coney, the smallest (9 in./22.5 cm) grouper, colored a livid reddish gray with blue spots; and the Nassau grouper, the rock hind, and the gag. The largest of the sea bass are the giant grouper, the Atlantic and Pacific goliath groupers, and others in the genus Epinephelus. The Altantic goliath grouper, E. itajara, formerly known as a jewfish, reaches a length of 8 ft (2.4 m) and a weight of 800 lb (360 kg); the Pacific goliath grouper is similar. The giant grouper, E. lanceolatus, found in the Indian and Pacific oceans, reaches 12 ft (3.6 m) in length and 880 lb (360 kg) in weight. The red grouper and the black grouper, common N to the Carolinas, form the bulk of the commercial catch; both species weigh up to 50 lb (22.5 kg). Groupers are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, family Serranidae.
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Vision Custodian', Dr Hammour, the story goes, saw an opportunity for a brand that captured the Arabian culture, without in-your-face, '1001 Arabian Nights' theming - something more contemporary and subtle.
The conference has been organised by the Abu Hammour Medical Centre (AMC) in DHCC Dubai Healthcare City in collaboration with Henri Mondor Hospital, Paris Est Creteil University.
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Hammour argued that a strong preservation law, and a bigger role for the state are key to saving Beirut's heritage.
In a region where the grouper breed hammour is the most recognisable local fish on restaurant menus, the new project will offer local salmon and other species offish promising to ensure a steady supply to the MENA region to competitively compete with current imports.
For main course guests can enjoy a delectable selection of food choices from hammour machbous, mutabak zubaidi to lamb thareed or grilled dishes such as hammour tikka or lamb leyash.
Guests have been invited to dine like Bollywood stars and savour the five-course set menu that includes tandoori prawns with mint and yogurt sauce, tomato shorba with sauteed squid, tawa hammour with tangy vegetables and coconut sauce, Indian-spiced rubbed lamb loin with potato bharta and cashew nut sauce wrapped with kesar pista kulfi and mixed berry coulis.
I opted for the evening's special dish -- melt-in-your-mouth hammour -- and Sam had the Angus beef fillet.
Upon visiting Dubai Fish Market yesterday I was offered baby hammour, plus pregnant and carrying lobsters, as well as a heap of other borderline endangered species of juvenile fish.
The CDD said that a vehicle driven by a 20-year old man ran over a man in Manshiet Abu Hammour and then hit the road sidewalk, leading to the death of both men.
The accord was signed by Finance Minister Mohammad Abu Hammour, the German ambassador in Amman, Ralf Tarraf, and a representative for the German Reconstruction Bank (KfW).