‘Giant’ Grouper Caught Off The Teluk Bahang Coast

Heavy task: A group of men trying to lift the 195kg grouper at Cecil Street Market in Penang. The Star, December 19 2012.
Heavy task: A group of men trying to lift the 195kg grouper at Cecil Street Market in Penang. The Star, December 19 2012.

Above is a picture of a grouper that is believed to be the largest fish caught in the Malaysian waters.

A fisherman named Tan Kah Seng, 38 claimed that he caught the 195 kg grouper off the Teluk Bahang coast on Monday night.

Mr. Tan said that it may take about 35 years for a grouper to grow to such a large size.

The huge fish is 1.8m long.

In the Malay language, grouper is called ikan kerapu.